I hate to say this, but it seems that the reality of current American culture is a culture of fear and violence. I do realize that the world has a history of violence, but one would think that in this modern world that we live in, people are simply more sophisticated.
And for the most part, I think this is true (that the majority is sophisticated). But, there will always be the violent minority (or perhaps a more accurate description is a micro-fraction). Those few who would rather pick up a weapon with destruction on their minds, than extend a hand of negotiation.
I am an eternal optimist. I see a future and a world of less chaos, more prosperity. I believe we find ourselves at a time of transformation; we are in the process of letting go of of older ways. I just hope the future is a healthier place, and that we are ready for it.
But tonight, my heart and prayers go out to the many victims, and their families, of this latest tragedy.
– Allen Arseneau
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