Monday, April 1, 2019

The absurdity of holding on to hate

Today's crumb comes from a faithful reader in Indiana. John Sato is 95 years old. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand, where 50 Muslim men, women and children were were murdered at a mosque in Christchurch. He said the crime kept him up that night, and he decided to ride four different busses to join others walking down the street in a rally against racism.

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Sato's wife passed away 15 years ago, and their daughter died last year. He said he wanted to join others in Auckland Center for the rally, and he was helped along the way by strangers he met. At the end of the rally, a policeman gave him a bottle of water and drove him all the way home. Sato said that watching innocent people die during WWII had put into perspective the absurdity of holding on to hate.

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