It has been another tragic day as a Bangladeshi American Blogger, Avijit Roy, and his wife were violently attacked in Bangladesh. He was hacked to death with meat cleavers. His wife is in serious condition. This is as we were witness to the horrific acts by Dayesh in having destroyed priceless artifacts over the past 24 hours.
We here at #Outsiders were not aware of his work directly until we reviewed the morning reports as we geared up to be "Dark" planning for March throughout the Outsider Network. We join the comments by the CEO of Index on Censorship in strongly condemning this henious act. This is as gear up for March in #Outsiders with the Israeli Prime Minister's Speech and the opposition avalanche that continues to build hour by hour, the latest on the US Political Scene--including some of the more bizarre deliberations in Congress. Conservatives are having their first major meeting that showcases a "beauty contest" of aspirants to the Presidency--including a declaration of cultural fascism by Brett Bozell.
As we go "dark" we wanted to share this "musical interlude" from Lira that underscores a hope we have and what drives us to develop #outsiders:
It is not easy to live up to smile as we see a World that is engulfed--but Gandhi Ji reminded us all that we must be the change we want to see in our World as we hope to live up to Natalie Goldberg's admonition to "Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go..."
As we finished this final column, we got word that Leonard Nimoy "Mr Spock" has passed away. His admonition to us all to "Live Long and Prosper". In his honor, we remember him: