We are the victims and the perpetrators.
Today we have taken a step back from another expensive, deadly conflict and toward transnational understanding. Instead of sharing some video of a medieval-minded woman who flouts the very system she has sworn an oath to protect, let's consider how this system and all its vaunted liberty was built on the very separation of governance from theocracy that we champion abroad, that we insist distinguishes us from the foreign lands we have cast as enemies.
"Chaos has made wanderers out of 15,000,000 people. These people, not only Jews, torn from their homes will soon command the world's attention. For unless an intelligent situation is found, the dire effects of mass migrations will be felt over and over again during the coming centuries. It is hardly up to the refugees themselves. They are so completely befuddled that only happenstance guides their course."