Terror-ism. Terror. Fear. Fear-ism. Are we afraid?
Have the bombs left us Terror-fied? Are we more fearful of the world and our place in it? Are we afraid that we and our children might be next? If so, then perhaps the Terror-ism has won.
Has our Terror, our Fear, manifested in hate? Not necessarily hateful feelings, but hateful actions? Are we responding by closing ourselves off, shutting others out, directing anger towards our fellows? If so, then perhaps the Terror-ism has won.
How do we defeat the Terror-ism? With violence? Violence begets terror. Violent-isms. Violentize the violent-ists. Terror with Terror. And the Terror-ism wins.
But if the Terror-ism wants us to fear, perhaps we should Fear-Less. Violent-less.
Be not afraid.
If we Fear-Less, perhaps we can love more. What if we embrace those of us who feel afraid? What if we hold and soothe those violentizers, those of us who want to respond with Terror, with Fearism? Does the Terror-ism, Violent-ists, lose?
If all I do is post my thoughts and feelings on Facebook, and ignore any ethical action of love towards those who need it most, have I done anything but attempt to justify myself before the Terror-isms, Violentizers, Fearmongers of the world? If I complain, or make cynical comments about those who post thoughts and feelings on Facebook, have I done anything but attempt to justify myself before the Terror-isms, Violentizers, Fearmongers of the world?
How do we resist the a/effects of the Terror-ism?