It’s important to remember that even though the media makes it appear the world is a cruel and savage place, they are only reporting on a very small fraction of the human race made-up of politicians and other sub-humans who do awful things for their own sick reasons. People like the murderer in New Zealand are by far the exceptions in a world-wide population of people just trying to live their lives as best they can. It’s the liars and killers who get the attention.
A zoo painted a donkey and called it a zebra. They also have a lion that barks.
About this time last year we were all mentioning how fucked-up 2015 was, and it was just a hint of how truly ass-fucked 2016 was.
Get used to this trend. And while doing so, go to ProPublica.org for some pretty-good journalism. We’re going to need it.
He was of a generation of tense bullshit people like Nixon, Khrushchev, The Shah of Iran, Yasser Arafat, etc. that made growing-up in the 1960s and 1970s a special, colorful, subtextually frightening time.