No Good News
A quick scan of today’s papers showed a lot of killing going on. There was Daniel Kim of Virginia Tech killing himself in a Target parking lot. There was Banita Jacks killing her four daughters ranging in age from 5 to 17, claiming they were possessed. There were 121 documented cases of returning veterans who killed someone, possibly as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Then there was the article suggesting we may be cruising for extinction as Greenland continues to melt at an alarming rate.
Death and dying are always in the news. But today those themes made me wonder at the senselessness of humans extinguishing other human life or their own. I ask myself if this is the way it’s always been. I wonder if there will be anyone left to become extinct when the melting is complete.