I know nobody says “Oh, snap” anymore but it seemed an appropriate retort to The Economist’s take on America’s latest mass shooting:
Those who live in America, or visit it, might do best to regard them the way one regards air pollution in China: an endemic local health hazard which, for deep-rooted cultural, social, economic and political reasons, the country is incapable of addressing. This may, however, be a bit unfair. China seems to be making progress on pollution.
Cold, but true. The rest of the world no longer feels sorry for us, and can you blame them?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: unless and until there are economic repercussions for our gun lunacy, things are unlikely to change.