What’s most tragic about the never-ending horrific things happening today is that our politicians, our news media, our intelligentsia and the population at large take such care to avoid discussing the true and great issue of our time in the West — loss of hope.
For whatever reason — perhaps the wish that this issue will go away if we don’t mention it — we prefer to gnash our teeth and to throw our hands up in despair over our agony rather than do something about it.
Anyone who has ever known complete loss of hope can readily tell you that people who have hit such a wall are willing to do these things because they have nothing to lose. America and the West refuse to develop a vision for a positive future that could change all this. Why?
Unless Western Civilization creates such a vision that shows there is a path to a positive future with hope for prosperity and a better life, such things as the bombing of the Boston Marathon and all the deadly shootings will continue. It’s really that simple.
James R. Messenger