This Can’t Be Happening/Op-ed
The tendency to identify manhood with a capacityfor physical violence has a long history in America.– Marshall Fishwick
Violence is as American as cherry pie.– H. Rap Brown Watching President Barack Obama wipe away a tear as he spoke to the nation on the day a 20-year-old Adam Lanza dressed himself up like a Navy SEAL and took out 20 little kids and six of their teachers, it was clear the President was a good man and a deeply-committed father of young children.
The same day, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg noted the President’s touching emotions but quickly stressed it was time to strike hard and fast on gun control legislation. The problem of violence in America had gone unaddressed for decades…
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