Today was a bit of a shocker. Bad news, more bad news and I ended up shoulder-charging some jerk who had a sexist t-shirt. The crowning moment? On ABC News I hear about a “murder/ suicide of a married couple.” Strike One: that makes it sound like they had a suicide pact. One person murdered the other person and then killed himself. As the story progresses it is revealed almost as an aside that there was a restraining order in place. Some police person testifies to “slight domestic violence problems.” You know, that trivial domestic violence stuff. The story concludes with what a tragic loss it is that two lives have been taken.
We need to assign blame. We can’t just close our eyes, stick our fingers in our ears and refuse to notice the patterns in our society. FFS.