Sunday, April 5, 2009

An Atomized Society

A string of shootings in the U.S. in the last month alone has claimed the lives of 53 people
U.S. society is too individualistic in its understanding of reality. Mixed with the easy availability of weapons, and economic stress, and there is the constant drumbeat of unstable individuals who seek revenge on a warped personal basis. There are few accessible social organizations that exist as an outlet for despair or disfunction. And fewer independent organizations for political activism, where one feels that a difference can be made, or a voice can be heard. We're all supposed to be rich, or getting there soon. If not, just shut up.

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