Separated from the blank page since last my minor league ball club took to the diamond, I was awakened from my slumber this week by a shrill howl — one that resonated with vitriol and idiocy, as the loudest howls often do. How the human heart can hold such hate is something I’ll never comprehend.
How people can turn a blind eye to the suffering of multitudes is something wholly foreign to the human spirit and condition. But we have grown adept at working against our instincts and reverting back to those of our primate kin, complete with the teeth gnashing and chest pounding so prevalent in the wild.
As is well known to every person in the civilized world, Paris lost 129 innocent people Friday to bomb blasts and gunshots orchestrated by that primeval conglomerate known as Daesh. What anyone who calls themselves civilized or decent could not have forecasted is the cold reaction that supposedly evolved peoples have reverted to –the fear and hate directed at the millions of desperate people fleeing lands where this primitive organization has already taken hold.