I was just not prepared at all this morning to hear about the latest terrorist atrocity that happened in Brussels. I am so heartbroken that there are people who think that actions like this somehow advance their agendas. I am tired of people that want everyone to live in fear of, or subjugation to, their fucked-up religious hatred and religious extremisms.
I wish that there was an easy answer to all of this, but there isn't.
It doesn't help that we have our own ideologues that will make every effort to use this tragedy to advance their own extreme religious and political agendas here in the USA. Hatred will never produce anything more than more hatred, but this is a lesson that we never seem to learn. These attacks are NOT the product of people who are Muslim, they are the product of people who are INSANE with their list for power that is cloaked in religion. Sadly, religion is the cause of this at the most basic level. Religion is a tool that is used to create and enhance division. There is nothing surprising about this, religion has always been used in this way.
I fear that we will never advance beyond these things until we throw religion away and recognize that we are all human beings. This is the first step that we have to take in order to stop this insanity.