A letter from an American

Dear ISIS,

Hello. My name is Bridget and while you do not know me, I can assure you, I know you.

Allow me to explain. You see, I’m an American citizen, one of the millions living here in the USA. Due to this seemingly trivial fact, you have decided that I am officially on an invisible list you have created that states I, along with millions of other nations citizens, must be eradicated.

But thats just the thing: its becoming more and more clear your reasonings for every movement you have ever made lack justification. When I said I knew you, I wasn’t kidding.

You’re brash and it shows in your actions. You have this constant need to kill and terrorize in the name of a religion that does not teach such evil. You believe in murder and poison and pain and tearing families apart. You get off on forcing hundreds of thousands from their homelands and specialize in instilling intense fear into our modern society.

However, as mentioned, you don’t know me. On that point, you don’t truly know humanity, no matter how much you try and claim that “we deserve all the attacks”. Every time you attempt to crush us, we remember who we are, what we are: united. Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhist, Atheists, we stand with Paris. And Beirut, and Kenya, and every other country and city who has sadly been forced to experience such horror over the last few decades.

So to you, ISIS, on behalf of the citizens of the world, I say this: we are done being afraid of you. When you are defeated (and trust me, you will be) and forced to slip away, your cowardice will be self evident and we will remember that your actions had the opposite effect that you intended.

And for the record, this letter extends beyond just ISIS; its a message for all the so-called terror groups existing in 2015. You cannot and will not break us. Unlike you, we believe in love and the immense power it has to heal. We are undivided because race, religion, gender or sexual orientation mean nothing when we stand together.

So good luck with your agenda. It will fail, of course, and you will come to realize that all of us are one support system that operates on the one thing you will never know: love.

Bridget C.
Citizen of the UNITED States of America

“You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one”

Comments (7)

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    Bridget, you never cease to amaze me. This is great writing, and great thinking. Jaw-dropping good shit, girl!

    1. havecrohnswilltravel (Post author)

      love ya momma K!

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