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I’ve gotta turn away from facebook for a while.

Or I have to get a tougher skin.

In the last five minutes, I saw a story about Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, reminding our president elect that there are 900 Muslims serving on the NYPD force, some of whom were assigned to protect him.

And then I saw this Atlantic article about a Washington convention of the “National Policy Institute, which describes itself as ‘an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of  people of European descent in the United States, and around the world.’ ”

Finally, I found this, a North Country Public Radio program about Utica, a refugee resettlement much like my little town, where people are not screaming through the streets, worrying about the Muslims who are coming. Because they’ve been with us a long time.

I loved a quote I heard in it… some guy who said that there were some Catholics he wouldn’t want to stand on a street corner with. Just like the Muslims, there were good ones and bad ones.

Yep. I know. People are just people.

I heard on the news that there’s a plan to take the Syrian refugee intake to zero. And tonight on the news, they showed people pulling a child out of rubble after Russian bombs rained down from the skies.

I wonder where our humanity went.

And then there’s this, a story about a Seattle mom who got kids to write our next president letters, just telling him to be kind.

Maybe that’s what we all need to do: send a little love through the mail.

I wonder how our message would be received.


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