Friday, December 04, 2015
Somehow defining this recent act of violence in San Bernardino will tell us what level of fear to feel. If it was just Joe Blow gunning down some workplace bullies, well, no big deal. But if this is somehow an act of violence created by radicalized local Muslims, well, you better be more afraid. ......... Hmm
Homegrown mass killings happen about every 2 weeks in this country. No other tier one country even comes close. Almost all in recent years are disgruntled citizens with excuses not tied to Islam. We have become numb to them. We have accepted them as part of our American culture. I am sure if I asked anyone they would not agree with that statement. Collectively though, it seems we have. Now use the word "Terrorism" and suddenly the violence is worse. ............... Tell that to the families of the victims of any kind of senseless violence.
Senseless violence has escalated in the USA. I have been trying to get my mind around the why for many years now. I think it was the Oklahoma bombing that slapped me out of my complacent mindset. It was that heinous act that made me realize that no country harbors more wackos than our country does. And to be more concerned about imported violence from outside our borders than the violent acts planned and executed by our own citizens was foolish.
Instead of trying to find a comfortable definition for our violent ways, maybe we should try to figure out why our citizens are so prone to using violence to make a point.