Sometimes you don't know whether to laugh or cry.
When press conferences about the terrorism at the Boston Marathon are cancelled because of a terrorist threat to the Federal Building there, or when news coverage of the attempted delivery of letters carrying the lethal poison Ricin to the president (and others) is interrupted with the breaking news of a massive explosion at a fertilizer factory near Waco, Texas ... what do we do?
Where are we, Truthseekers? How many more of these back-to-back national crises can our collective psyche withstand?
Where to even begin the discussion of recent events? Was the West, Texas fertilizer factory explosion an accident, or was it yet another planned murderous attack to coincide with the Waco siege that ended almost 20 years ago, exactly?
There's the absurd, almost darkly comical arrest of Paul Kevin Curtis, an Elvis impersonator from Mississippi, in the attempted mailing of letters laced with Ricin to President Obama and Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker earlier this week. The eerie parallel with the Anthrax mailings following the 9-11 attacks is noted as well.
The memorial service today in Boston was gut-wrenching, and painfully reminiscent of the recent services for the victims of the Newtown, CT massacre.
Worse, it grinds the salt into our fresh wounds from yesterday's stunning defeat in the Senate of the Manchin-Toomey compromise bill to apply the same background checks at gun shows as they already apply to gun shops.
Today's Republican gloating over the defeat of this meager gun control initiative (which was supported by 90% of Americans) is sickening, especially given the bloody, violent horrors we've witnessed this week. In particular, Mitch Mcconnell's Facebook page, cruel and insensitive mocking the victims of Sandy Hook, is despicable, if not surprising.
We can't expect any compassion from these conservatives, Truthseekers. The question is, can we make it until the end of April?