The Flames

It’s time to stop feeding the flames of ideological violence.

The boon of humanity is the variety of our species.
We are a little like Darwin’s finches, changed by circumstance and environment—different and the same all at once.

Our task is to is educate ourselves and our children.

So, feed minds. Feed them with knowledge of our people’s diversity.
And then fill hearts. Fill them with compassion, generosity, and love.

Let go of the pessimism and cynicism.
Release the fear and hate.
Resolve yourself.

Maybe if we refuse to feed the flames, then the fire will—but it won’t be easy.
The flames are so high.

So try harder.

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