Mass Killings and the Pursuit of Happiness

We Americans live submerged in hatred and contempt shouted out through social and mainstream media with a clarity and tone that would not have been accepted by our culture even 30 years ago. That din coupled with graphic violence depicted in TV dramas and the 24/7 news cycle, as well as in movies and videos, all complimented by the participatory violence and killing simulated in video games and by Mother Culture’s unending whispered reverence for the machinery of war, comprises the omnipresent violent and hateful ambience that blankets our daily lives. (Click on the title for the full post)