A little empathy could go a long way in helping us to identify possible terrorist attacks at home.
The United States is a great place, one half of the country acts like New Yorkers and rarely speaks to each other. Other parts of the country are too friendly and you can’t keep them out of your personal life. Still, there is that mid-western attitude where your neighbor’s problem could easily be your own, therefore helping your neighbor is the thing to do.
Yes, we are amazed family members of home-grown terrorist seem to know “nothing” about the thought process of the people they live with.
What’s even worst is we as neighbors know very little about each other in most parts of America. Is this safe? If we took a moment to speak to those who live around us day after day, perhaps we would recognize and identify suspicious behavior. Empathy is the key to understanding the possible emotional pain of others.
Of course, we all have at least one neighbor who should be investigated, that life, The fact that you know this means you are at least mentally involved in the safety of your community.
Several years back I wrote a book entitled “The Third Child.” This book goes into the lives of a young man born who’s family is from the Middle East. In the book, the young man was born to inflict terror. The ugly fact is not all children born with this same agenda are from the Middle East.
The traditions of the Middle East crossed the seas and found this young man who was an American citizen. The young man didn’t want to hurt his neighbors or friends. He didn’t want to hurt anyone, yet the radicle side of his religion and family connections his parents tried to escape demanded his attention in the worst way.
The story involves a young man who escaped the terror plot which wasn’t his own, yet he was expected to carry out. It’s no secret the young man contacted the CIA in this thriller fiction.
Readers seem to think it’s a good read. I’d like to share this book with you during a time when we are grieving the loss of lives in Las Vegas.