Mass murder at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend and bombs in the mail last week. Why the seeming increase in crimes motivated by hatred and extreme divisions in our society? Are we going off the rails? Do we allow too much free speech?
Yet another shooting...Yet another smear of ugliness, hatred and violence... Yet another ratcheting up of the calls for the government to clamp down on the citizenry by imposing more costly security measures without any real benefit,
- Trump-Hating Gunman 'Tweeted' Before Killing 11 In Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack
Officials: FBI Leading Investigation As Shooting Deemed A 'Hate Crime'
Politics is ugly by nature. It sows division at all times, and it's easy to see why: Democracy is the tyranny of the majority over the minority, restrained only by bills of rights, which matter less and less with each passing year.
Jair Bolsonaro topped the poll in the first round of Brazil's presidential elections, having seduced tens of millions of voters with simple -- though radical -- solutions to eradicating violence in one of the world's deadliest countries.
There's something brewing in America since the last election and that is a complete lack of civility on all sides of the political spectrum. Uncivil behavior isn't just widely accepted – it's praised and cheered on.