Claire Bernish

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Born in North Carolina on the first of March in a year not so long ago, Bernish currently resides in San Diego, California. Educated at University of Cincinnati and School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she finds interest in thwarting war propaganda through education, the refugee crisis & related issues, 1st Amendment concerns, ending police brutality, and general government & corporate accountability.


Claire lives by the Non-Aggression Principle in all matters, though — as is commonly mistaken — this does not equate tacit pacifism. She has now concluded the most complex issues merit uncomplicated solutions — and our only hindrance lies in perpetuating the State’s divisive tactics. Claire feels there is not pressing need in collective acceptance of one another’s beliefs — merely tolerance, and indeed, celebration of our differences — in order to collaborate on resolutions for the benefit of all.

 

Her Work

The Pentagon Doesn’t Know What it Spent 8.5 Trillion Dollars on

How Popular Music’s Lyrics Perpetuate American Idiocy

America: Your Solidarity with Paris is Embarrassingly Misguided

1 Journalist Dead, 3 More Arrested After Exposing Turkey Arming Syrian Extremists

First They Came for the Muslims

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120 Comments

  1. Hey Fox ! what the hell is going on? Five holistic doctors Dead! Five more missing ! WHILE FOX STAFF SITS AROUND MAKING STUPID JOKES !-?
    This administration is having a free for all on Precious lives via hit men and killers.. FDA is a freaking coward hiding behind killers and hit men while you guys sit there making funnies ? Your sick !! WTFU !!

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  2. How can i get involved i wanna do so much and my homework ive done and just opening my eyes and realizing the truth and we've been lied to…i honestly took that to heart what you said..unity of purpose, not mind will solve everything…you are right…its hard to get started cuz its juss me and feel alone and get discouraged cuz idk what to do and how to get started…please if y have any advice get back to please i really appreciate it

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  3. Excellent point! Have you thought of creating a flag uniting all of these suffering countries, so people can use it for there profile pics. Otherwise, this is just a rant that divides people, there is not a solution provided here, just insults. Having a unique flag combining all of them would be a great way to get your message out. Simplicity is sometimes the best way to get your point across, especially when it comes to social media.

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  4. Did you really just try to pin all of the worlds conflicts on service members? Wow!

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  5. Amazing how you left your morning for all the Kurds, Christians, and homosexual persons that are being tortured and murdered by the same terrorist organization that claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.

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  6. If you truly understood the Israeli Arab yes Arab conflict you would shut your mouth.

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  7. Your article on Paris is naive and narrow minded in the extreme and it's obviously all about you. Why do you think you have a mortgage on empathy? In your self righteous rant you diminish the immediate pain and suffering of those affected by what has happened in Paris. Just because westerners identify with other westerners doesn't mean they don't care about the world. Those of us who stand in solidarity with France believe in democracy… every other country mentioned in your article is not a democratic country. Those countries are in the midst of civil wars, France is not. Those two facts alone are points of difference worth noting.

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  8. Wow… And so the masses are subjected to more trivial crap that further degrades real journalism. A stain on your parents reputation… The flag is in rememberance and support. A WORLD WIDE OUT CRY!!!! Not just an America thing! We have felt for and tried to help those in Syria, Iraq, Afganistan, and so many other places… But these places have been fighting forever!!!! Spreading fear, pain, and injustice! Seriously, try ACTUALLY defend someone instead of using only misguided words and accusations. It's a lot easier to use a pen to attack others instead of doing something that really matters! You are what's wrong with the media…

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  9. Elliot, you are biting the very hand that feeds and will end up with blood stained teeth. You are a lung full of water…not an apitite. See the intent here my dear friend…look past the letter and see the words.

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  10. Hear hear I say. Well executed and appreciated by just another legless runner. Great work Claire, I respect you for who you are and who you dare to be…the truth always sets us free.

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  11. Just had to throw in the F-bomb didn't you!!! What, did you run out of non-vulgar vocabulary words to express yourself???

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  12. I morn all those that have suffered and been murdered at the hands of the Fascists and the Religious and the Extremists. Blame not only has no place in this work but actually weakens those that work towards to Peace. So chose a side and I hope it is Peace. DO NOT INCITE THROUGH BLAME

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  13. I read your article on the Paris attacks. Don't listen to hate and negativity. Your sentiment is spot on and I feel the same way as you. You're a very good writer. Keep up the good work.

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  14. I read your article America: Your Solidarity with Paris is Embarrassingly Misguided and it was great. Don't listen to the hate and negativity. Your sentiment is spot on and I feel the same way as you. You are an excellent writer. Keep up the good work.

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  15. I read your article America: Your Solidarity with Paris is Embarrassingly Misguided and it was great. Don't listen to the hate and negativity. Your sentiment is spot on and I feel the same as you. You are an excellent writer. Keep up the good work.

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  16. I read your article America: Your Solidarity with Paris is Embarrassingly Misguided and it was great. Don't listen to the hate and negativity. Your sentiment is spot on and I feel the same as you. You are an excellent writer. Keep up the good work.

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  17. Your article regarding the Paris attack was an embarrassment to real Journalists. The audacity you have for a lack of human compasion for the INNOCENT VICTIMS of TERRORISM is unimaginable. I agree with Lynette Mc Dermott when she refered to Westerners identifiing with other westerners doesn't mean we don't care about others in the world!

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  18. Your article regarding the Paris attack was an embarrassment to real Journalists. The audacity you have for a lack of human compasion for the INNOCENT VICTIMS of TERRORISM is unimaginable. I agree with Lynette Mc Dermott when she refered to Westerners identifiing with other westerners doesn't mean we don't care about others in the world!

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  19. This conflict has been going on for a thousand years. That being said I stand with the people of France because innocent souls through no fault of their own were brutally murdered in cold blood!
    To hell with you whiney asses…..you wouldn't last five minutes in Isis controlled territory….or on the front porch after dark of your gentrified neighborhood….losers…

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  20. This conflict has been going on for a thousand years. That being said I stand with the people of France because innocent souls through no fault of their own were brutally murdered in cold blood!
    To hell with you whiney asses…..you wouldn't last five minutes in Isis controlled territory….or on the front porch after dark of your gentrified neighborhood….losers…

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  21. So we should not wave any flag at all because of your shitty opinion? Suck a big fat pile of shit and stop writing trash, I'll wave whatever flag I want whenever I want and your shitty views and opinions aren't going to change that.

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  22. someone with an over inflated ego thinks she has a higher understanding of every fucking thing….get off that high horse, bitch…. before you fall and break your fucking neck.

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  23. Just another fanatic, hateful pinko commi. If you're so concerned about the social injustice of the world, why won't you do a goodwill tour in the Middle East?

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  24. I'm exhasuted from reading your article! You sound as if you are about to have a nervous breakdown. I hope it is only your passion for writing and not a real possibility. I'd like to make two points regarding the content of your article.
    One: the only reason that hospitals are targeted is because this is where ISIS (et al.) choose to do their fighting. These organizations are responsible for the innocent people being killed.
    Two: Before Isreal set land aside for Palestinians to build homes and cross the border every day in order to find jobs and continue their pilgrimages to a most holy of sites located in Jerusalem – there was no country called Palestine. Isreal won a war and took control of parcels of land from the borders of their neighbors. The, now called, Palestinian people were literally caught in the middle of this war. They were offered a plot of landby Isreal in order to set up their own country but they refused. The offer has not been offered again. They missed an opportunity. Having said this, I feel for them as a people. Just like any one else on this earth, they deserve to live a happy and safe life, see their children grow up healthy and happy. It is not solely Isreal's responsibilty to provide this. Saudi Arabia, as one example, could offer land to them but has not. Why can't they live in concert with the people of Isreal just as Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindu…all do here in teh states. I'll tell you why; because they are so blinded with hate for one group of people (who are not Muslim) that they can't stand the thought of being tolerant or peace-loving. Please know that these comments are about a group of people en masse and not individuals with their own opinions about their neigbors in Isreal.
    If my profile pic could alternate between the French, Syrian, American, Egyptian and any other flag of those countries devastaed by these terrorists I would, but today I, a french teacher, show compassion for France. I'm sure that tomorrow it will be another country hit hard by ISIS.

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  25. You need to grow up and learn what it is to actually be a journalist. You are a blogger, self righteous for no reason and your opinions are ignorant. Your opinion will never amount to anything. The dribble you wrote is comical.

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  26. Emotive and cheap journalism..we can be horrified without your politically correct castigation or short-sighted measuring cup of where and how and how much we should empathise. There are many horrid things in this world..but one does not neutralize the other. Re "Palestine" as you call it..your words are absolute tripe.

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  27. You are literally a dumb attention seeking shock jock bitch. Find some validation and self worth in yourself instead of seeking attention from your "polarizing" writings.

    Seriously, find some meaning in your life other than looking towards others reactions to fuel your petulant and immature little attention-seeking motifs you child.

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  28. "this would ALL END if they simply refused to fucking fight." Probably the most misguided thing ever written. Do you really think that these terrorists just want to sit around a table and be heard? No! They want to eliminate those that don't agree with them. Period! You know, people used to say the same thing about the Nazis before WWII.

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  29. This is a really shitty "article". You just chastised our American soldiers for doing their jobs and stated that if we, as a united world, didn't fight back.. Then ISIS would just go home, not follow through with their agenda, and everyone would be happy and at peace. ISIS was created because of hatred and has exploded because of brainwashing. It has nothing to do with the people that are actually being attacked. Do you not know what the term "terrorist" means? This is by far the most preposterous and uneducated vomit of words that I have ever seen. Please stop writing and start reading.

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  30. Good job at proving the author's point. Many Americans ignorantly flaunt hollow sympathy. So the lives of innocent people unfortunately living under oppressive governments aren't as valuable to you because they don't happen to live in democracies? That's what the Bible taught you? Because I missed that passage where Jesus said love only your democratic neighbors. And by the way – France isn't the only democracy mentioned in the article – Afghanistan, Malaysia Israel, and Syria are democracies.

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  31. Regarding the Paris article: True, but empathy must begin somewhere and for Western Europeans (which includes many Americans) Paris is uniquely the heart of what we are. Better to start there and EXPAND our sensibilities than to never start at all. So, I will wear a black ribbon for Paris tomorrow and many tomorrows. And I will show the French flag. And I will hope that this empathy grows until it encompasses every injustice. We always cry first and hardest for that which is closest to home and we ought not be derided for this. But we should be reminded of the need to then EXPAND our sensitivity. This article goes a little too far in asking us to skip the former and go straight to the latter.

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  32. You are grossly misinformed. Israel usurped nothing. The Palestinians were given their own territory in 1947. They rejected it and joined with Egypt, Jordan, and Syria to attack Israel. Unlike Israel who welcomed the partition and the creation if two states, the Palestinians advocated the total annihilation of the jews and went to war. Waging vicious and hateful wars have consequences when you lose. The warmonger lost. Go to the library and read a book.

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  33. Notice the Islamic symbol tattooed on her cheek? Fine. No problem. But rather suggests that her article against sympathy for France may be a bit…biased. And if she is allowed to have her sympathies, why should we not be allowed? Who is hypocritical now?

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  34. I read your article on #Paris and decided to share it in its entirety. I share your view. Social media’s systematic hypocrisy and amnesia lowers what can be a powerful medium of social statement and feedback to nothing but a continued pop culture fad controlled by the media that twist truths, controlling the narrative and discussion on social media.

    The many ‘French colored profiles’ I have seen on my timeline baffles me, and I cannot help but think most of them jump on the band-wagon to be in the ‘groove’, and swimming in the narcissistic stream of social media chatter and trending topics.

    I am not buying it. The hypocrisy stinks. Social media only reacts to the story in front of their timeline, We gloss over things that make us think deeply and introspectively. We follow fads and easily attracted by the self deprecating media that twist the truth at will.

    The truth is we are controlled by the Imperialist that uses the media as their mouthpiece, covering up their atrocities. You have had enough and calls it out for what it is- a shameless attempt to justify Wars, when all a war does is not to decide who WINS, but rather who LIVES!

    Yes Paris was hit, but Paris is not burning! Thnak you @ClaireBernish . Insightfiul and moving story.

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  35. Good points. I Don't see this as an article against sympathy or compassion though, but more against nationalism. To many many people will jump to join teams like this is a sporting event instead of a world crisis and not look for real solutions.

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  36. Julia McFadden Well,those people kill their own,its their problem,but when they come and kill our people its different thing. Monkey killing a monkey-natural selection. Monkey that killed a human has to go. Simple as that.

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  37. Apuokas Kvadratu What on earth has the world come to? That people can call people from other country monkeys. :/ "our" people…that is part of the problem. How can we change that? How can we revive compassion and humanity? :( the world really is weeping…

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  38. While you were telling everyone about how misguided they were for showing support of paris here's some things you might have over looked:
    That nobody feels outrage for the thousands of people in Myanmar that are being driven from their homes and business for no reason except their faith, who are attacked and beaten during prayer. All because of the words of a Buddhist monk who takes pride in being called the Bin Laden of Buhhdisim.

    Where is YOUR outrage over the thousands of Children in Africa that have been killed or abandoned by their families because Helen Ukpabio and her Liberty Foundation Gospel Ministries claimed them crying at night meant they were "possessed by demons and evil spirits"? Or when that same organazation hire men to attack and burn orphanages that had taken in the children that were abandoned because of their actions?

    What about when an Olympic gold medalist was dragged from her home with fishnets and almost beaten to death because village women suspected her of which craft? Did you write an article condeming the people that didnt stand in support of her? Or the three girls in the UK who were murdered for being witches because there were dressed like goths?

    I won't speak for every American but some of us are aware of what's going on in this world on a day to day basis. Some of us are appaled by the senseless atrocities that are commited and I think that it is the height of arrogance for some stuck up twit who has likely never faced a single hardship beyond worrying about passing her next final to accuse others of being misguided in desiring to show support for the victims of the people who have choosen to commint those atrocities in whatever way they can. Can I give blood to the red cross to help? Yes and I have regularly so that I know I helped someone else live a little longer. I've donated to doctors without borders and after the incident while looking for ways to help a friend suggested Friends Of Fondation De France. Don't assume that you know everything because chances are despite your journalisim what you know about the people of America as individuals couldn't fill a teapot.

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  39. I'm not changing my flag. I too mourn for the world. For the massacre that just occurred in Kenya that no one is talking about. But every time you see a profile picture with the French flag covering, you are reminded. It keeps the issues at hand in the forefront of our minds as we continue to go about our day to day activities. I agree only with the point that many people are unaware of the suffering of the rest of the world (although the article is very egotistical and arrogant) but some of us didn't change our profile to support just France. Misguided are the people blaming immigrants and an entire religion for the actions of extremist terrorists. Misguided are the people that post "one nation under God not Allah" bs that only aims to divide is further. Misguided are the ones who think storing a cache of weapons or closing borders will prevent this from happening again. So no I will not change my profile and I am neither nieve or misguided.

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  40. I think Facebook should do it, honestly.
    And even so, would people adhere to it? Or is the fact that the french are just a lot more appealing because of the weight the flag has, even if the population and people affected are proportionally fewer?
    And I'm not measuring numbers because of the act in itself. I'm measuring because of the reactions towards a low number in regards to a much geater one which are mostly being ignored. After these events, we will moslty remember the horrible tragedies on France, rather than 240 thousand deaths on Syria in these 4 years, along with 12 thousand children.

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  41. You are a disgusting anti-Semite and a huge hypocrite. Palestinian terrorists killing Jews is fine but you mourn for all the other recent attacks in the world? Not to mention your "America is a police state" bullshit? Too ignorant to see the western society you so despise is the only reason you are able to have a platform to spill your depraved ideas into the world…

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  42. Well this is certainly something to think about, and thank you for the reminder of all the acts of terrorism that don't make the headlines. As for those people saying this is crummy journalism…it's an opinion piece. She is stating her opinion, and people can take it or leave it as they see fit.

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  43. I have ancestors from France and know multiple people there so I un-apologetically feel more connected to this place than I do Beirut. When a friend texted me the night before last to say that friends of friends had narrowly escaped being blown up, I felt concern! I care about Beruit but I know no one there. This is not to say that I don't think both atrocities are abhorrent. "Supercilious judgment ensconced in Western reaction to it; for countless pitiable xenophobes and their endless vapid justifications; for arrogant commentary." Nice job at stringing big words together. Mourning for murdered innocent people doesn't make us 'supercilious,' it's part of grieving and it should come before our judgement of other's grieving process, angry knee jerk commentary or intellectual analysis on the systemic roots of this violence.

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  44. Ms. Claire Bernish and the Editors of The Mind Unleashed and Antimedia-

    Lest we forget the countless lives lost during World War II. The lives of the countless French, American, British and Russian soldiers, and the unsung heroes in the underground who fought, and many who perished to defend against the Nazi regime, the very Liberty you enjoy to be able to write such a piece. The very lives that were given to prevent the extermination of Jews, Homosexuals, Dissidents, Gypsies, Asians, Artists and basically any other group that it was felt was subversive to its agenda.

    Lest we forget the countless lives lost to defend against Apartheid.

    Lest we forget the countless lives lost here in The United States of America during the Civil Rights Movement, which is ongoing to this day.

    Your paragraph, which is historically flawed:
    "Yes, I mourn for Paris. But I do so while weeping in shame at the deplorable supercilious judgment ensconced in Western reaction to it; for countless pitiable xenophobes and their endless vapid justifications; for arrogant commentary from politicians and their media mouthpieces with their embarrassing post-tragedy clamoring to exploit ignorant heartstrings for the appropriate victims; for the endless War of Terror — and the service members who somehow haven’t yet deduced that this would ALL END if they simply refused to fucking fight."

    You are correct, it would all end if our service members refused to fight. Christians, Jews, Homosexuals, Soldiers, Single Parents, Divorcees and any other groups and their families would be exterminated at the hands of radical groups who are incessantly making vapid justifications, and arrogant commentary.

    The ignorant, poor and uneducated are already their victims. They have nothing to lose. They are told that their salvation awaits, and that their greatest enemy is the educated, hard working people who have something to lose. And yet again, a group (on this occasion, the French) has been targeted, not because they were a threat, but because they were viewed upon as being weak. They are not. Their only weakness is in their compassion. Compassion for the refugees who are fleeing from the oppression in places like Syria, where ISIS is currently making a stand. Compassion, and acceptance for people to join their society regardless of their creed or origins.

    The show of solidarity by the U.S. for France, is combined with the solidarity for Iraq, Afghanistan, and the countless other areas of the world for which Peace and Liberty are desired.

    You site the illegal aggression in Iraq and the insidious war in Afghanistan. How lawful was Iraq using chemical weapons against its own citizens, simply because they are a different group? How lawful was the attack on 9/11? How insidious is it when attending a concert, or having coffee that a bomb explodes, or people are held hostage and killed. Lawless neighbourhoods where Sharia law rules, not the laws of their adopted country. All of these acts, committed by xenophobic people who appeared to be members of the community, as students, refugees and neighbours, and were accepted as such.

    Ms. Bernish, your logic that arms should be laid down is correct, but your assessment as to who should lay down their arms has an inherent flaw. I would challenge you, in your travels to take a moment to open your mind, sit with veterans who fought for the Liberty and freedom of any of the groups and hear their stories and learn what they lost, and thank them for their service. Then perhaps re-read your story.

    http://themindunleashed.org/2015/11/america-your-solidarity-with-paris-is-embarrassingly-misguided.html

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  45. I just read your article on Paris. What a complete piece of drivel. You might care to learn a bit of history of the Jewish people from ancient times through modern times. You might find out the land belonged to the Hebrews long before any Palestinians. Hard to "usurp" land that already belongs to you. And exactly how long are the Palestinians going to play the poor refugee card? 70 years, 80, 100? They should elect some decent leadership and do something productive with themselves instead of blaming Israel for their problems while they take in billions of dollars in aid and use it only to attack Israel. Everything the Paelstinians do stinks of terrorism from blowing up busses to knifing Israelis left and right. Not to mention they strip their own children of their childhoods and fill them with hate and violence using them as pawns in their sick quest for a one state solution. Get your facts straight before you throw around your propaganda.

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  46. Honestly this person is ignorant. The violence wouldn't stop if service men chose not to fight. This is the same kind of fool that would contradictorily blame America for entering Iraq, but not entering Uganda to fight the LRA. This is just a pretentious article crying for attention. This woman obviously has no idea how the world really works. She blames sympathetic Americans who don't even know about most of these other tragedies, a fault that lies with the media, not the people. And how many articles has she written on those other events which she deplores our ignorance of? Apperantly it is important enough to write on an event that will get her attention, but not those that she cries about the the lack of coverage for.

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  47. You certainly are misguided and totally lacking in your knowledge of the creation of Usrael and a Palestinian state in 1948!! The Arabs felt they could anniliate the Jews and push them into the sea. Who are the terrorists. The Palestinian people are being held down by their own leaders who have no desire to have a two state system, and only wish to get rid of Israel.To call Usrael a terrorist state shows me you know nothing about Israel.Im curious to know if you ever have been to Israel! If you have the you must have had your eyes closed.

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  48. Great article on this past event in Paris. Well written and I wish more people would take off the rose coloured glasses. Keep up the good work!

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  49. I believe this author is right on point in her articles. I invite her to flee that wretched nest of decadence that is San Diego, and take residence in a peaceloving place like Saudi Arabia, or Nigeria, or even Venezuela. Even better, do this under your own means. Taking Mom and Dad's dollars would be taking advantage of the oppressive regime which made those dollars worth something in the world.
    Please. Leave. Now. Get a clue. Art school and smoking pot don't give you a clue.

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  50. Ignorance is bliss….Especially if your selling it in articles to profit from…I feel sorry for anyone who is in the state of mind to listen to your evil enabling ideals. Congrats on profiting from a small market in absurdity journalism where you can sell your selfish in-humanitarian uneducated stance on the eve of such a tragedy committed by cowardly evil individuals. The only thing this article proves is the greatness of America. That the first amendment allows a person like you to be able to sell your nonsense. I am happy that the world will be death to your views and take the exact opposite actions compared to your ignorant article. I am glad the world will take an aggressive united front against the evil terroristic organization known as ISIS.

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  51. The fact that you label Israel as the terrorist state discredits any notion of coherent thought.

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  52. I feel really gross when I see your ugly face with your fucking middle finger. I'm not judging your looks, I'm just saying you are not a journalist and you are the embarassing of the journalists. Fuck you bitch.

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  53. Madina Daudi You think you can save everyone? You can stop a those people who trying to even kill their own sons and daughters? I think you're way to naive to live in this world.

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  54. Williams Wanderer Shen No, I don't think that's the case at all. I am from Afghanistan. I grew up in America. I see the limited thinking. I know I am human and I know my parents don't want to kill me nor do those of my cousins abroad. I know there's crazies everywhere – even in America. I went to Afghanistan in 2010 – there were problems – there would be problems here too if we were entrenched in a war battle ground for 30 years. Let's not call what are true and very real ideals naivete. (Not calling people monkeys does not equate to naivete.) But maybe you're right – maybe I am too naive to live in this world lol just kill the monkeys right? ;)

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  55. What a Punk…..You are the Fucking Media you ungrateful liberal. You stand on some pulpit to spew some bull shit about us?? us ?? ungrateful…without the PURE sacfrice of previous service members…that you claim should refuse to fuckin fight…your lame comments would never be printed…in fact without the fucking computer we would all be saved from your lame writing….just like many in your media you just say stupid shit just to say it or write it….Are you out of tears…how about being out of Ink…Your parents and Grandparents are rolling in their graves or beds….I'm sure they are holding this "thoughtful" writing high above their heads saying ….look ..look My ungrateful,anger filled American hating daughter is a Journalist….one last thing this is the only thing you can do with those lame fucking tat's…..what is that on your neck….I need $15 an hour and a couple of cheeseburgers..

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  56. It is quite incredible that you, an American, think in such a clear objective unbiased way. Living in the U.S. for 5 years I have never met a person with whom I could sincerely talk about politics. Thank you for doing what you do.

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  57. Read the article on Paris……….. poetry is not the same as news… and this Filipino-Canadian totally, totally agrees with you Lynette McDermott of Australia…

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  58. "…. for arrogant commentary from politicians and their media mouthpieces with their embarrassing post-tragedy clamoring to exploit ignorant heartstrings for the appropriate victims; for the endless War of Terror — and the service members who somehow haven’t yet deduced that this would ALL END if they simply refused to fucking fight."

    I'm baffled…..which side quits fighting first?

    It's quite amazing how well you think you can play the world's smallest violin with all the slipperiness of your bleeding heart spilling out everywhere.

    Isis is like a cancer.

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  59. Murder is murder. Whether it is state funded civil murder in Kenya or terrorism in Beirut or indeed Paris. There is no inequity, colour, or tone. A life and all life taken, and or ordered by the state, country or an
    individual, is simply murder.

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  60. Claire Bernish's righteous indignation must make her feel great about herself, always having the right and just viewpoint from the ten-thousand foot level while everyone else is misguided and wrong. It's not surprising given how her generation is definited by its narcissism and bloated sense of individual entitlement. In her piece about the empathy Americans are showing for Parisians today, she mourns for everyone EXCEPT Jews who are randomly stabbed to death in the streets of the cities they call home because in her words Israel is an illegal state. Thanks for illustrating so well how many people around the world believe the life of a Jew doesn't mean as much as the lives of other human beings because we somehow deserve it, we have it coming to us. To rationalize the justification of any single terrorist act anywhere is to legitimize all acts of terrorism against innocent civilians based upon any perceived grievance. Somehow it's not surprising that under the cover of your ethical humanist exterior you exclude the deaths of Jews in your mourning for all humanity. It reveals that, at the very least, you believe Jews are not worthy of anyone's empathy, and at the most, you believe Jews are not on par with all other human beings.

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  61. Really two arrogant idiots!! Everything is wrong unless you tell us what is right!! Makes both of you the same as the people you are trying to trash!! This is not truth it is YOUR TRUTH!! Some of us are not brainless and follow blindly!! We read and research and Claire is not who I want to tell me the truth!!

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  62. Add to your list mourning for the missions of unborn babies who are aborted each year in the name of "choice."

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  63. Julia McFadden And yet you sit there and support communism, which had led to more bloodshed than any type of country in the history of the world. Idiot.

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  64. John Robbins your intolorance of others and ignorance are more than apparent with your unnecessary comments. I didn't trash anybody. I gave the author support. You'll never understand a different perspective because you clearly let your emotions control you and take things personally. I don't agree with your behavior, but I'm not going to stoop to your level of immaturity. If you don't like what she has to say then ignore it and grow up.

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  65. Naive and moronic your freedom of speech would be so limited or at all in the areas of the world you mention so spare us the dribble.

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  66. If you believe in Democracy, why do you subscribe to the American government? Why do you pay them to murder innocent civilians in your country? The countries you say are in the midst of civil wars, are actually in wars manipulated by a small group of people. And Americans are fed with propaganda that pull their heartstrings to direct public opinion away from the observation of fact.

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  67. At first I thought you were a misguided moron… After seeing your pics, I feel vindicated. Who gets stars tattooed on their face? Not bright

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  68. Your article is a pile of anarchy crap. Your solution is to NOT show solidarity with Paris. Fricken grow up and grow a heart you moron.

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  69. Well, once I read her comment about Mike Brown's "murder" and her vulgar hand language, that is all I needed to know about her far left values. She is not interested in liberty. She is interested in social justice.

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  70. "Because unity of purpose, not mind, will solve everything"…I believe are your words. It's unfortunate your article on the social outpouring from us Americans, did not reflect that very quote that once came out of your mouth.

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  71. An idealist is one who has blinders, an idealogue is one who is blind. The middle-finger is not, actually, a method of discussion, but it says volumes about the sanctimonousness of both far left, in this case, and far right in other cases. Will we ever find reason again? Whatever happened to the art of friendly persuasion?

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  72. Fact: France helped America write and implement the constatution and the Declaration of Independence… That's a whole nother story for a nother time children. I stand with them because I wouldn't be American if not for the French crown… That is all.

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  73. Ohhhhhh and the tin foil hats came off!!! A small group of people with lots of money want to destroy the people of turkmanabuttfuck…. Damn y'all, can I just move to
    Mars now?

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  74. I find it funny that you can't actually see that people like you are the problem. How is someone changing their flag to support Paris in whatever way wrong? I'm not even going to touch the military comment. Apparently if we all just stop fighting the war would be over. That will be the most asinine thing I read all day and it's 6:35am. I'm going to pray for you.

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  75. FINALLY, a journalist with some balls. Good job putting the truth out there, Claire! People won't want to hear it but it's what is needed.

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  76. Should have kept to the third world lives/suffering matter theme. The other issues you drag in (iraq, isreal, service mens hould just sing kum by yah and it will all be ok) just bury a good point, one that needs to be heard, amid other points which are extraneous.

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  77. no, it would end because all the servicemen would be dead and violence would be over…. For a short time.

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  78. Aren how cnn you really think a line about Israel or iraq belongs in a story about how westerners only care about western lives? They just dont fit. If she hadnt pulled in that extra stuff i think there would be alot more light and alot less heat. Side note: if you think if we just "beat our guns into tractors and the russians would do the same" you have a very short memory or have not read much history. pacifism Is an ideal, but the real world doesn work that way.

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  79. You should google the second half of "the truth will set you free" bible verse… I think you would stop using it after learning the true context.

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  80. And I never will.. Mind you I had to learn it and reserch it myself because school doesn't teach you this now days

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  81. And I never will.. Mind you I had to learn it and reserch it myself because school doesn't teach you this now days

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  82. Speak for your self. I have a brain and think for myself. I am not a fad follower. This article reeks of bad journalism. The authors decided stance on our service men and women is naïve at best….which for a journalist is not a good thing to be when you are writing an article. She clearly has absolutely no personal experience with the service men and women that she talks about irrelevantly in her article.

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  83. Speak for your self. I have a brain and think for myself. I am not a fad follower. This article reeks of bad journalism. The authors decided stance on our service men and women is naïve at best….which for a journalist is not a good thing to be when you are writing an article. She clearly has absolutely no personal experience with the service men and women that she talks about irrelevantly in her article.

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  84. And as to the flag colored profile pictures… I tend to think of them more like posters for Rosie the riveter…whlie some might slap it up for fad sake…it is a positive message regardless of intention. Support and unification. And since french American relations have been strained in the last few years this message of support and unification is perhaps not a bad message to send….

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  85. And as to the flag colored profile pictures… I tend to think of them more like posters for Rosie the riveter…whlie some might slap it up for fad sake…it is a positive message regardless of intention. Support and unification. And since french American relations have been strained in the last few years this message of support and unification is perhaps not a bad message to send….

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  86. Ridiculous article. You cite a long list of all the things you mourn yet I somehow missed the articles where you even discussed them. Instead of only paying attention to some tragedies maybe we should just ignore them all equally.

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  87. I just read about how an author advertised how ignorant she is in particular with many of the tragedies she perceives as equal to others. There is a hierarchy of sorts and despite the fact that she claims to know them all, she really hasn't got a grasp of understanding behind some of the conflicts. I guess her point of the article was to bash American stupidity when in reality she's part of it.

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  88. Your face tattoos put your critcal-thinking skills into question. The drivel you write confirms these biases.

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  89. Miranda Joy Blank Hmm you MUST be a Republican, scared like a conservative, shaken like a frieghtened American and who sees the world through honey dewed glasses. i invite you to wipe off the dew from those glaaes and see that the world is moving, a concept I know you like most Americans find difficult to understand. There is a world outisde of America sweet girl, a world where Pairs and yes America can no longer control.

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  90. To the author,

    You condemn the “illegal” United States’ aggression in Iraq? The bombing of terrorist cells that are the very same ones that killed people in Paris, Beirut and many other places throughout the world? You need to be more precise when describing “aggression” and then explaining why this aggression is illegal, misguided or whatever other descriptions you like. I also see no criticism on your part of Russian military action in Syria that is propping up the Assad regime that has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced even more. Why do I get the sense that this article is very inclined towards blaming the West and especially the United States for issues going on in the world? The US isn’t a faultless nation, nor is any other nation but you need to check your facts when making serious claims about “insidious” motives for war; which do sometimes exist. However the evil that exists in places like Afghanistan, where the likes of ISIS, al-qaeda and a myriad of other groups operate are the reason for the “insidious” war there. You are misguided on these issues but you are right about the need to show solidarity on multiple fronts and not just front page news events like Paris but unfortunately it takes events like what happened in Paris to wake up the world, again.

    The struggle of the Chinese family is not because the “West” is successful. It’s because China is a communist state that regulates every facet of the economy. China’s communist government is the biggest threat to the well-being of its people, not capitalism. So please, once again, check your facts. There are several studies, books, academic journals and the like that refute your claim that the West profits at the misfortunes of the Chinese commoner.

    This violence, especially the violence against citizens, would not end if our service men and women refused to fight. Are you telling me if allied forces simply left the Middle East that there wouldn’t be more terror attacks? There wouldn’t be extremist Muslims plotting to kill people like you and I? There wouldn’t be Muslims killing other Muslims because they are either Sunni or Shia? ISIS wouldn’t be killing Christians simply because they won’t convert to Islam? You are making foolish claims. ISIS and many other organizations have aspirations of a global caliphate propelled by their extremist interpretation of their religious teachings. Once again, stop being naive and do your research.

    And a little piece of advice for you, keep your pedantic and haughty recommendations to yourself. People will do what they please as all humanity has done. If people want to show solidarity for a country, for a city, for a cause by changing their profile picture on Facebook who cares? Changing that picture, or waving a French, American or any other type of flag doesn’t solely show solidarity and compassion for those who died in Paris. It shows it for all of those who have died from terror attacks, from unjust wars, from evil in general and from any other injustice. You paint with quite a broad stroke. What happened in Paris was just a harbinger of things to come. Sadly, that’s true. I hope things will improve for all of humanity but your views are misguided and I hope that people who encounter your work will have the good sense to research the issues for themselves and not regurgitate baseless claims. Good day.

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  91. Amazingly you don't mourn for the Jews. Just let them die off finally! Correct?

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  92. Andrew Kairis The real world doesn't work that way because people like you say it won't. Peace takes work. The essence of the article is how western cultures ignores atrocities committed in third world and typically non-white countries, communities, ect. War has never brought peace and people have become desensitized to the horrors inflicted on innocents everywhere.

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  93. Wow Paul hmmm you must be an a-hole. And FYI I am a Democrat but hey your an a-hole so…..and who said I was scared? I certainly didn't. I am horrified by what happened and I know that it happens more than the media lets on. But what does that have to do with our service men and women? That choose to honorably serve our country? Hmmm nothing. It has nothing to do with what happened in Paris.

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