I've read several articles recently that place the blame, at least in part, on the decline of the white middle-class male's social status. Young white men feel powerless and emasculated and therefore have to go out and shoot women and children to death, apparently. I am supposed to imagine how terrible it must feel to be a white man, and watch my privilege slipping away between my fingers. The injustice of it all.
Excuse me, I have to go bake something until I feel less horrible.
"And we are all told from the moment we open our eyes, that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. Well, thatís horsepuckey, of course. We are not entitled to our opinions; we are entitled to our informed opinions. Without research, without background, without understanding, itís nothing. Itís just bibble-babble. Itís like a fart in a wind tunnel, folks." --Harlan Ellison