Wednesday, August 8, 2012

America, it's time to talk

Two gun rampages in 2 weeks. One in Colorado movie theater by a mentally unstable man and another in a place of Sikh worship by an alleged white supremacist.

Seriously, what's going on?

What bothers me beyond the violence is the news cycle. For a few days, the mainstream media will cover these terrible stories, and then allow them fade away in favor of fluff pieces about celebrity gossip and rumor. A community has been shaken by acts of violence, but the rest of America doesn't care after a week because a celebrity did something stupid.

Our priorities are misplaced. Are our collective memories so short that we don't care about our fellow Americans?

We need to have a real national discussion about violence. Stop worrying about other countries and make America great again!