When You Live In A World of Rainbows and Unicorns

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan thought evil was a make-believe concept

“I don’t buy it. Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own—it’s easier to dismiss an opinion as abhorrent than strive to understand it. Badness exists, sure, but even that’s quite rare. By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind. No greater revelation has come from our journey than this.” — Jay Austin

I am not making light of of the tragic demise of world cyclists Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan or the pain felt by their families over their loss. What I am pointing out here is, ‘The World Is All Rainbows and Unicorns” attitude that ironically led to the two thinking they could safely cycle through ISIS territory.

The very same belief system by so many in this country who think our borders should be open to any and all immigrants who wish to enter, unchecked and without being vetted.

An American couple decided to bicycle around the world in an attempt to prove evil does not exist. They chose to bicycle through ISIS territory and ISIS killed them.

The news of their deaths broke Aug. 8, but their story lives on in a tragic social media history.

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan left their D.C. government jobs nearly two years ago to embark on a worldwide bike tour. The wide-eyed, optimistic couple kept track of their trips on a website where they posted stunning photos of their travels and whimsical musings on evil, the media and the goodness of people.

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