Our team took a deliberate decision to honor France as it is working away on gearing up for the week. As I was reflecting this challenging weekend, it was also of note how serious thought needs to be put into what to do next. One of the implicit missions of #Outsiders has been to think about such issues.
I decided to be "on the grid" briefly as I could not help but be ever so impressed by the matter-of-fact and hard hitting analysis by the Chief Architect at Google, +Yonatan Zunger , that he released on his Google Plus Page last night. It has admittedly prompted quite a discussion--but as someone who has some sense of the reality out there (not withstanding his opening thought on Daesh which our team has referred to constantly..no big deal !!) he is right on !! The question is will we able to listen to such voices of reason or listen to fools like Lindsay Graham who said we have to attack--the same Lindsay Graham that was one of the cheerleaders of Iraq or the rest of them or fools like Erick Erickson who say Islam is a religion of Violence.
Before going "off the grid", I made the brief rounds on Facebook as I updated my profile to honor France (and all victims of Violence) as I had the privilege to share this on my personal Facebook page:
A lot to digest here--but well worth the read as I hope +Yonatan Zunger accepts a Virtual High Five from me for telling it like is....