Today we hear of yet another hate crime in the United States. My deepest condolences to the people of Pittsburg – USA, family and friends of the victims & injured as well as to the Jewish Community in the United States and indeed everywhere. These despicable crimes are symptoms of much greater issues that have been ignored for long due to among others our over confidence in our Democratic credentials/values. So unless we are proactive in defending these core values in an ever growing complex world where the 2 main threats we face are both Religious & Ideological Extremism, we all lose and timespan is consequential on many levels. For the moment though we need to think of those among the many who pay the ultimate price for the failures of a few.