The shooting deaths of twenty 5 and 6 year olds in the picture postcard New England town of Newtown added a grim post-script to 2012. There is little to say about this horrific act except that it is becoming a pattern. Yes, we are seeing a pattern of disturbed young men with arsenals of lethal weapons taking out their frustrations on the innocent and, in the case of Newtown, on the very innocent.
For those of you who have been visiting another planet, the US had a Presidential Election in 2012. It seemed endless. Previously unthinkable amounts of money were spent. If you had the misfortune to live in a swing state, your life was hell- only in America, land of Citizens United.