Amazing eight hours with Lt. Col David Grossman today. As part of my on-going professional training, I spent a day in a seminar with the world’s foremost expert on the psychology of stress and killing and the effects of media violence on culture. He is a former soldier and, I suspect, hard to the right politically. But he and I agree on a great many things when it comes to violence and the cause and what can be done to stop it.
And, having worked for more than a decade now in education al psychology, as well as having picked up a couple Ph. Ds along the way, he is still clear-eyed and open-minded enough to understand that American is at its worst when it follows a strictly political course of action on any issue.
Right ain’t gonna fix it, left neither.
In fact, as I’ve believed for a while, no political course is going to fix what we as a nation have refused to even thus far define. We haven’t yet agreed to a plan of action because we as a nation refuse to even agree there is a problem.
There is. The latest batch of news reports – detailing ugly mass shootings across the nation – should lay that particular question to rest.
It’s going to get worse, probably, and we have to do something.