Terrorism has always been with us. It is older than antiquity and is a physical manifestation of hate. It was not born on 9/11. It is not the child of Islam. Indeed terrorism is not synonymous with any faith, but it is the kindred spirit of fear and loathing and the cynicism that would use them for gain. As long as we continue to offer violence as the best way to the highest good; as long as we continue to practice war and refuse to see it for what it is, organized terrorism with flags, it will flourish. It feeds on the blood of the fallen and survives with the grief of the vanquished. Terrorism is a self fulfilling prophecy.