Well, this is going to be a post about me not knowing what to say. Or write.
About a year ago I started what I thought was going to be a series of posts about police training, but I stopped because everything was already being said by others.
And then more police shootings of black men, and more state laws allowing guns everywhere, and more shootings…
Now a young white man has killed nine people in a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina. Several republicans, including some presidential candidates, are saying it wasn’t a hate crime.
One NRA board member, African-American himself, claims that the pastor who was shot brought it upon himself, because he was against open carry laws.
The Charleston morning newspaper with the headline about the shooting carried an attached ad for a gun store.
I don’t know what to say anymore about any of this. But not saying anything makes it look like I’m oblivious.
All I know is that if America was a person, the men in white coats would be coming to take it away. And put it in a straightjacket and let it rave in a padded room until it was exhausted enough to accept that it needed some serious therapy.