Letter to the editor: Curing America’s insanity
The movie “Avatar” has so many wonderful life lessons. For example, Mo’at, the spiritual leader, said to Jake Sully, “We will see if your insanity can be cured” and “It’s hard to fill a cup that is already full.” Both statements hit me hard, given the atmosphere of hate and intolerance surging in America today.
We have a president who I believe projects and encourages hatred and intolerance among his followers, which is not only dangerous, but beneath the dignity of the Oval Office. And it makes the statement “We will see if your insanity can be cured” a valid one: If we don’t stop poisoning our children with hatred of brown, black, yellow, Jews, Muslims or anyone different, our country will never be the great country I know it can be.
Hatred can be unlearned if there’s a desire to empty your cup and refill it with positivity and empathy. Hatred and intolerance are truly forms of insanity. We must all move past this unhealthy period in our country and leave room in our cup for love, understanding, empathy, sympathy, tolerance and kindness.
In 2020, let’s take America back to decency, respect, dignity and concern for all human beings.