Our political leaders continue to respond as though mass murders committed by young men armed to the teeth is a natural, inevitable phenomenon, like a wildfire, drought or tornado, instead of a political problem with responsible political solutions. Or, rather, I should say that the only political leaders who feel empowered to speak up after events like this are the ones who want to put more guns on the streets and in the hands of private citizens. (How’s that working out for us?)
We’re living in a Banana Republic. Actually, that term is condescending to Latin American countries. Maybe we should just own the violent and semi-lawless state we’ve created and call all Banana Republics Yankee Republics instead, or Yosemite Sam Republics.
Your suggestions are welcome here. I’m going to go weed my garden, listen to the news, and cry.
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