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The Continuing Culture of Violence

AP_Germany_Munich_Shooting_6_jt_160723y_31x13_1600I’ve had too many opportunities to repost this article.  Violence begets violence, and as chaos becomes the new normal we have to find a way to restore order and civility to our societies.  If we do, we can make Ft. Myers and Munich and Dallas and Boston nothing more than the names of cities once again.

Zebadiah Carter describes himself living in “an era when homicide kills more people than cancer and the favorite form of suicide is to take a rifle up some tower and keep shooting until the riot squad settles it.” In 1980, this remark by the main character in a Robert Heinlein novel sounded like the science fiction that it was. Now it echoes like a prophecy.

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