I have very few words about the latest round of violence that broke out last night in Dallas. This is all sheer madness. Violence begetting more violence. Tragedy upon tragedy. A national shame and disgrace. I've moved on from being horrified about it all to merely being tired. Tired and heartsick.
The events themselves are terrible and tragic enough, but the way people act afterwards is a tragedy in itself. Instead of people treating each other with extra kindness and grace, and listening to each other, the divisions grow deeper and more bitter by the day.
I think I'm done with social media right now. I've reached the limits of my tolerance for victim blaming, race baiting, and evil, hateful talk. And if I see one more person jumping at the chance to use a tragedy for political talking points and ugly arguments, I just might get physically ill.
What the hell has happened to my country? And where will this all end?