Of course hate mongers always have the advantage of nature being on their side. At our base ego level we are all hardwired to hate and fear the “other” as the negative offset of the tribal impulse. Some folks evolve enough intellect to rise above this ulgy human characteristic. Other lazy, incurious folks simply take the easy, low road and wallow in natures xenophobic conditioning.

It’s the myopic view of life vs. the thirty thousand foot, broad, enlightened view —a stupid hatred vs. a joyous outlook of humanity.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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