LaVonne Neff comments on the "Violent Stories That Change Us for the Worse," at the God's Politics blog:
A public figure is shot. School children are shot. A building explodes. A package explodes. And immediately we look for someone or something to blame: Republicans? The Tea Party? Democrats? Muslims? The National Rifle Association? White Supremacists? The devil? Mental illness?
The sad fact is that all of us are awash in violence....
[M]ost of us voluntarily surround ourselves — and our children — with metaphors far more potent and pervasive than anything ever produced by a political committee.... full text