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After the senseless violence in Paris this past Friday, the world is now forever changed. We are that much less secure than we were last week.

The group that calls itself ISIS will be likely found to the culprit and their cold and ruthless methods, meant to instill terror and panic, appear to be working. This is not the kind of warfare that is easily won; the enemy often works from within and even recruits outside of its traditional fold.

For me this is all linked.

The west has been having its way for a longest time and the gap between rich and poor increases. This only embodens people with little to lose and who are ripe for indoctrination. As our fear grows, some innocent Muslims will suffer the brunt of our anger and civil liberties may be compromised.

Reacting in a measured and ochestrated way will not be obvious.

It may be time to re examine the policies that got us here as well as the economics that continue to encourage the growth of radicalization among some disgruntled youth.

I fear for the legacy we are leaving our children.

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  1. Be encouraged, dear Joanna. Two recent posts on ts4jc.com have encouraged me. Hope you will read them and be emboldened to continue onward! Dee

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