More bad stuff

John Cole gets right to it on “the national debate” after the D.C. Navy Yard shooting which left a dozen victims (plus the apparent perp) dead.
The national consciousness will, of course, “move on,” like it always does. But this sort of thing seems to be happening more and more frequently.
And yes… it is because we are becoming a more crass and violent society at every level (starting with the rotting fish head at the top as he proposes another pointless war against someone somewhere, because his overlords in finance demand it), as we promote violence in every last corner of the world that we don’t already occupy. And yes, it is because of our national perverse, one-off attitude toward private gun ownership (Second Amendment my ass… the rest of the Bill of Rights is now “optional”… this is the one we give a sh*t about?). And yes, it is because of a simultaneously failing economy and ever-increasing stress level. Note the victims so-far identified are in their 40’s and up– the workforce is aging, even as young people have fewer prospects. And finally, yes, it is because we consume most of the world’s output of psychotrophic drugs; it is extraordinarily unlikely that an autopsy would not reveal large quantities of anti-depressants, anti-anxiety meds and God knows what else coarsing through the veins of the shooter.
Nothing to see here, folks. Move along…