Ahmed Mohamed should be praised for his brilliant creativity, and we need to do something about our very American prejudices and irrational fears.
Fear stops our thinking, blocks our love, and makes sure we never think creatively, or respect those that do, even the brightest of our children…
Prejudice in America is alive and well and more dangerous to our nation than any terrorist could hope to be. Here is a child with a brilliant mind who could actually help fight against unreasoning hateful threats against our country and what do we do? Oh, yes, this is Texas, cousin to Oklahoma, the answer is simple: Hand cuff the poor child and put him in the custody of unthinking people, people who seem to be unreasoning frightened children in spite of their age, people who being still immature themselves, have been put in charge of our children. Such people seem bent on creating other people who never grow up.
It’s up to us to embarrass them into apologies and change, and I for one am more than happy to do so.
We love ya Ahmed Mohamed and we are proud of you. Keep on being the wonderful creative, imaginative, inquisitive, brilliant person your parents must be so very proud to have brought into this world. 😉
David “Mitch” Sotelo