Monday, January 10, 2011

How Thin is the Veneer of Civilization?

Even though Americans act politely and democratically most of the time, aren't we still animals underneath?

How deep and how long does a recession need to be before democracy starts to crumble?

I am particularly taken with the shooting of nine year old Christina Taylor Green, born literally on 9/11. 

I am not sure what symbolic meaning someone who is born during the terror and hatred of 9/11 and dies in a politically motiviated assassination has, but there seems like there must be some meaning there somewhere.