I always enjoy Krista's perspective on things. But FEAR is one of the most primitive of emotions and traces back to the reptilian brain, at least. Human manifestations of fear can take the more human trait we call bigotry, but the other things she mentions can be found in most vertebrate animals. Compassion in the face of fear is fairly rare; compassion is often shown by dogs for other beings of whom they are not afraid, but only a few people can show compassion for those who threaten them. It is much easier to label them as evil. One of the best things about SOF is the frequency with which guests have this sort of compassion.
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