Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner


There is such a huge potential to meet people online who are from other countries, other cultures, and to form a bond or at least develop an understanding. Sometimes the similarities in our thoughts are, to me, remarkable. When not, the differences are fascinating. Which is why I am surprised at the willingness in this country to demonize, particularly to demonize middle-eastern countries, but also to demonize, for heaven's sake, the French! I would expect people to be more aware now, more able to see that any one country is not made up of cardboard cutouts, each indistinguishable from the other.

Perhaps the real demon is our lack of attention to history, our inability to remember even five years ago, much less what happened a hundred, a thousand years ago, that might have effects even now on others in the world.

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