This might be too touchy of a topic right now, or just too political in general, but I'll suggest the thread anyway. There have been TWO mass shootings in the States in the last 24 hours. That's insane. What's even crazier is that it's getting to be more and more common. Focus: Talk about what it is within our society that takes people to the point where walking into a crowded room with a shotgun seems like the only acceptable alternative. Is it the media? Our growing sense of isolation? Pure mental illness? EDIT: In response to Shegirl: Do you think it's people's 'level' of crazy that's changing, or do you think that as time passes the amount of crazy you already had seems easier and easier to show the world? I guess I'm asking if people had all these thoughts and feeling before (i.e. prior to, say, the '70s), and only very seldom acted on them OR do you think that some part of our society is ratcheting up the levels people are actually capable of?