There is growing discourse and discussion concerning the multitude of problems facing societies around the world. I believe that these growing crises will help us to see people for who they really are. There is a saying that you know who your real friends are when you are going through rough times.
In my opinion there may be a revelation coming in this country. Difficult times strip all deception and pretense, and people show their real faces.
Crises act like acids, dissolving the layers of falsity and exposing the true image of our world, of our country, as if a storm ripped off the masks, washed off the makeup, and the real world becomes visible, a world without the makeup, a world without pretty masks. These true images may be frightening.
No need to pretend anymore. We see that the world has two faces. The beauty and the ugliness are clear now–a frightening but more honest world is emerging. We see hate, bigotry, greed and cruelty, but we also see the beauty of compassion, love and sacrifice.
This is how it has been since the dawn of humanity: The unending struggle between good and evil. So far there is no clear winner. The eternal struggle continues, whether we like it or not. Each of us will have to choose sides. And our conscience should be our guide.