In the face of a tragedy, the answer is more peace.
The answer is more love.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
All the greatest accomplishments of our time were achieved by peace leaders. From Mandela to the Dalai Lama, they teach that forgiveness is the only path to peace.
Forgiveness may not be easy, however it is a necessary step in creating peace.
We need to take a look at the part that we, as a nation, can control. We need to stop regime change in other sovereign countries. We need to stop abusing their governments in order to get access to their natural resources or to compress their populations into slave labor to sew our clothes or make our Christmas gifts
We can each be a Dalai Lama or Mandela and refuse to contribute more violence or more hate to an already roiling planet.
This is what it means to be the change; inside your heart, keep your love light burning for humanity.
Kapu Aloha, malama ke aloha.