No group of people anywhere in the world like to look at themselves in all their horror, and take responsibility for their most cruel sons.
Today I discovered Parisians are just as tough as New Yorkers. And that is a beautiful thing.
It is easy to misdirect our rage at the inherent hypocrisy of the media to social media sympathisers, but we neglect to remember that as humanity, we first empathise with what we can easily relate to.
Many of my friends do not realize that they subconsciously grieve deeper and longer for and about white tragedy.
But, thankfully, as the photo made the rounds, people began noticing that there were some things that didn’t quite add up: Like, for instance, isn’t that a North American plug?
Solidarity, it seems, is at our fingertips.
We are Paris. We are Baghdad. We are Beirut. We are Israel.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair gave the British people something Americans have never gotten from President George W. Bush: an apology.
I’d be lying if I said that I have zero fear about returning to a country where any mentally disturbed individual can so easily get his or her hands on a gun.
In August of 2014, Joshua Goldberg contributed his first Thought Catalog piece to me by email.