On Friday Jiverly Wong, after losing his job and feeling ridiculed by his immigrant classmates, walked into Binghamton's American Civic Association and killed thirteen people. Last week a man walked into a senior citizen center in Carthage, North Carolina and open-fired. Before that another man drove through his Alabama town and killed several. I don't know about you, but I'm hyper-concerned. The country is full of emotionally-damaged people, no doubt, but these mass killings are reaching the "red alert" concern limit.
Some of my psychic friends believe these events are inevitable but necessary. My Christian and Muslim friends believe our country needs stronger prayer and more religion. I believe you should just watch your back. Some folks even believe a complete surrender to socialism could wipe clean inequality and the monsters it makes. But in all honesty, what's going on? How can we fix this? Can we fix this? How will the approaching warm weather affect a seemingly deteriorating society? I mean, once all the crazy comes out of hibernation. I'm not trying to be a pessimist; I'm simply concerned. Any thoughts?
Keith Josef Adkins is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and social commentator.