Poet Misses An Opportunity

Source story: Culture of Fear: Poetry Professor Becomes Terror Suspect

These days, the flag of victimhood is waved vigorously and from the top of every hill.

A leader would have seized this opportunity to educate the suspected informant, perhaps even arranged a formal meeting with the ROTC. Tell them who we are, what we do. Talk about your culture. Tell them why you love the United States. Bring some of your favorite foods (no one training for the military ever passed up a good meal!)

By reducing ignorance, we minimize fear. And we may even learn something about the culture of others in the process, making friends with people we seem to prefer to think of as enemies.

That’s what a poet would do. That’s how to carry the flag of brotherhood and quash this so-called “culture of fear”.

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