I’m starting to grow cynical about mass shootings in the US and Canada. I heard the latest on the news and it hardly registered with me. There have been too many in recent years. Add that to all the racially motivated killings, I’m past overwhelmed.
I’m not sure how many many more times I can take the “don’t take away our guns and freedoms and right to choose” argument when it is so clear that this “freedom” can’t be handled in a universally responsible way. To debate that in the face of all this random death is absurd and has no moral foothold.
We are locked in a cycle of fear, forboding, and cynicism. I wonder if this is how the the ancient Greeks felt? Their obsession with tragedy is sadly similar to what we see in the media and in the news now. Everyone knows it’s coming, it’s become an entertainment, and no-one is going to be able to do anything about it.