Sunday, April 21, 2013


P. Schultz
April 21, 2013

            Some ask: “Why?” Others ask: ”Why not?”

Some ask: “How could this happen here?” Others ask: “How could this not happen here?”

Bottom line for me: “So it goes,” to quote Billy Pilgrim, Dresden bombing survivor [talk about terrorism! Now that was terrorism!], in Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, who was actually a survivor of the Dresden bombing as well.

How come it is that I read a lot of articles asking, “Why?” about Boston but not so many asking the same question about the explosion in Texas. Is that because such explosions are considered “normal?” That is, it is the “price of doing business,” so to speak. But why isn’t then the explosion in Boston also considered the “price of doing business?” That is, freedom isn’t free, as we are told over and over. But why do we think that an interventionist, aggressive foreign policy is free?

Just wondering.

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