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Rob Grotke: The enemy is us

Someone on the news asked how we can stop homegrown terrorist attacks. How about this for a start?

When someone of another country, one of the refugees perhaps or someone who wears the cloth of a Muslim moves next door, or maybe the Afghan couple who opens a pizza parlor in the neighborhood, and, too, our black brothers and sisters, welcome them. Bake some cookies, knock on their doors, turn on the brotherhood.

We all got them, but we have to move beyond our stereotypes, resist the fear we have been indoctrinated with and remember who we are, that under our facades we are not so different from one another. The fear and the hate are the weapons we bought that we have turned against ourselves. The enemy is us.



One has to come to some peace with themselves, and give the gift of a little of our homegrown kindness.

Rob Grotke




Nevada City


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