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To begin with, this blog is not meant to be political in general but I feel myself so inflamed by the state of the world today that it’s almost inconceivable to ignore it. As human beings, our understanding of what it means to love is so devastatingly lost that I can’t but help let it influence the way I think and feel about where we’re going as sentient beings.

In my post on January 8th, a day after the tragedy in Paris, I asked for you all to pray for peace, love and understanding. I asked for this because I believe life is a gift from God. I asked for this because I believe that no man has any ultimate understanding of the universe. I asked for this because I don’t believe I have any more answers in my Christian beliefs than Muslims, Buddhists, Jews or Taoists do in the belief systems that their parents thought them. I don’t believe there is a singularity right religion because churches are created by man and therefor (even by biblical definition) fallible. I believe that ALL religions have the same base (yes, even Taoism which may understand more than the rest) and should be honored equally because their root is same.

However, religious thoughts aside, tonight’s post started by my surprise over the United States response to pure hate and disregard for humanity that resulted in the massacre of innocent artists in France. This post is in response to what appears to be the United States lack of respect for our friends.

Last week, I abstained from posting about the lack of respect the United States showed to France. While I was surprised and disappointed,again, this post isn’t intended to be political (or religious). However, I was amazed to see Israel and Palestine understand the gravity of a moment and put aside their differences to stand as one against the extremist ideology while the U.S. was a no show.

To make amends, however, we respond with a visit by John Kerry giving the gift of James Taylor singing You’ve Got A friend.

Our friends deserved so much more (and so does James Taylor)…

When you’re down in troubles
And you need some love and care
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you got to do is call
And I’ll be there
Yes I will
You’ve got a friend

If the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind begins to blow
Keep your head together
And call my name out loud
Soon you’ll hear me knocking at your door

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there
Ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend

When people can be so cold
They’ll hurt you and desert you
And take your soul if you let them
Oh, but don’t you let them

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there
You’ve got a friend

You’ve Got A Friend – Carole King

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