Tag Archives: Murder

The Cowards who would be King

Reeling as we all still are in my adopted hometown of Charleston, SC, after a young man chose to murder nine innocent people, men that wear the Republican label on the lapels next to their flag pins, and who have expressed a heartfelt desire to take the reins as President in 2017, have chosen to […]

Sniping

There’s a long history of hiding and murdering people, with bragging rights going to those who can murder people from a distance with pinpoint accuracy. Warfare is in our blood, our DNA, and patriotism is our natural bias. We like to kill the other guy, before the other guy kills us. Killing all around. So […]

Our Rights

It will be difficult to match the impressive showing of support for freedom of speech and freedom of expression, along with the repulsion and repudiation of violence committed under the guise of avenging the character of another, that so many thoughtful and passionate people have already written. At best, I will add my voice to […]

Murder in Syria and the Lack of Outrage

A history of the nation of Syria would require a textbook-sized dissertation. I’m not surprised I know little of it, as the teaching of history has never been a strong point in the educational system of the United States. A recent survey found that almost a third of adults under the age of 30 don’t […]

Is there something inherently wrong with gun happy America?

A young man decided that he was going to be a mass murderer and on January 8, 2011 he opened fire on innocent men, women and children with a Glock handgun. The apparent target of his murderous rage was a Democratic Congresswoman from the 8th District of Arizona. He shot her in the head at […]