Thoughts and Prayers

“America’s mass shooting ritual is, by now, so familiar that it is beyond parody, beyond cynicism, indeed, beyond any reasonable explanation at all other than that we are too weak and too divided to make obvious changes to our laws and society to prevent more such tragedies. Sutherland Springs is Las Vegas is Sandy Hook is Orlando is Columbine. The names of the dead change but the political impotence remains very much the same.” The Week: The depressing ritual of mass murder in America.

+ As I type this, it’s been 1 day, 1 hour, 49 minutes and 55 seconds since America’s last mass shooting. The NYT: It’s Not Too Soon to Debate Gun Control.

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