I have to say, I have never been more convinced of the way the media is working to manipulate and control the public in an effort to divide us.
Traveling this year (and every other trip I've EVER been on), all I've observed and experienced is people helping people. All ethnicities, modes of clothing, skin colors, genders, and whatever else you can see that differentiates us as humans. People opening doors for each other, picking up dropped items, carrying bags up or downstairs for individuals who appear to be struggling...this happening in airports, in the subway stations and on the streets in NY, in restaurants, in taxi cabs, "No, after you" at a door or escalator, everywhere!
This post is not to dismiss the very real issues happening in specific areas of the world, but I have to wonder what the real numbers are versus the way the information is being reported. I absolutely believe that people are basically good, and the masses make up those numbers. When tragedy strikes, we don't see reports of first responders and good samaritans rushing to help to ask, "What is your religion?" or "Are you gay or straight?" or "Sorry dude, you're black/white" before extending a hand of allowing them in a rescue vehicle.
Just such a clear realization as I continue to look around me and see people helping people, loving people, and smiling at people.