TERRORISM — “We Will Never Waver”

When I first heard about the attack here in London at the Houses of Parliament, I had a strange reaction.

You see one part of me is deeply suspicious of the mainstream media that many of us unknowingly consume via television and newspapers.

In my opinion these companies sell one thing: FEAR.

One of my former guests James Altucher, who once worked in a newsroom, said it best: “For them it’s like Halloween every day…they just try to scare you.”

To be honest, this makes me sick.

So when I hear reports of someone running over pedestrians on Westminster bridge and stabbing police officers, I always try to remember that the people ​telling me these stories make money off my FEAR.

But I control my mind, not them.

At the same time I do recognise that we must be aware of terrorism and pay tribute to those who lost their lives.

I am and I do.

But what I refuse to do is to allow “terrorists” to infect my mind. Both those with knives and those with TV cameras.

And if there’s one thing the British people have taught me it is that they refuse to do the same. The very next day, in that same building that was under siege 24 hours earlier, Prime Minister Teresa May stood up and said:

“We will never waver. Any attempt to defeat our values through violence and terror is doomed to failure.”

Winston Churchill couldn’t have said it any better.

This is what I love about this country and my fellow British citizens.

Terrorism has been around since the beginning of humanity and it will remain for another thousand years. Any idiot with a driver’s license or a kitchen knife can choose violence as a means to divide us and attempt to instil fear in our hearts.

But we won’t let them.

Because violence against others is really violence against ourselves. Instilling fear in others makes us more fearful ourselves. Hatred towards another is really hatred towards ourself.

Our minds are strong.

We know that love, empathy, and communication is the answer.

And our values will never be defeated.

Brian

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