Thoughts on Diversity
I was sitting in the Sam's Club Snack Bar a short time ago and I noticed an incredible diversity among the patrons in the snack bar. Anglos, Hispanics, African-Americans, Muslims, men, women, children, well dressed, casual dressed, word dressed, rough dressed, tall, short, heavy, thin, and in between.
Amazingly everyone was smiling, laughing, enjoying themselves. No one was glancing about nervously, cowering in fear, or casting suspicious glances at anyone else. It was quite wonderful to notice, considering all that has gone on in the world and the US over the past several weeks and months. To listen to the government and the major media, we should be living in fear and keeping a close eye on our neighbors. How Soviet Union! How Hitlerian Germany! How Orwellian!
But people just don't seem to be doing it. The folks I watched for those several minutes I was there were going about their lives and the business of shopping in the most normal manner I can imagine. They were not behaving as if they expected gunfire to erupt at any moment. It is the terrorists intent to have us afraid of our own shadows and suspicious of our fellow men and women. I have news for them, at least around here. They are losing. We are not cowed. Bloodied, we are not bowed. And when we find you...
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