Vintage Hate

You were the kids in the F-150 truck who drove by and threw bottles at me while I was on my bike, yelling, "Fuck you, Bin Laden!"—apparently because of the knit headcovering I was wearing. You then came back—only to speed off when I pulled out a weapon. Look, after 9/11, countless Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Orthodox Christians are stigmatized because they choose to devote themselves to spiritual practices in their headwear even though they would never follow any terrorist. I am concerned you are on a dangerous road to a disastrous future. Had you gotten out to fight, I could have seriously injured or even killed you, but you are in greater danger than that. Your soul, being and essence are in jeopardy. I forgive you for your ignorance, but try reaching out to someone who is different from you. You might be surprised.


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