Why So Much Rage? Cal Thomas Posted: Jun 20, 2017
That didn't take long. Less than 48 hours after the shooting rampage targeting Republican members of Congress and their staff on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, followed by the picture of Republicans and Democrats kneeling in prayer at Nationals Park before their annual charity game, things returned to normal ... or abnormal.
On Friday, the Drudge Report ran these headlines: "Shots fired at a truck flying 'Make America Great Again' flag;" "Starbucks staff harasses Trump supporting customer;" "Time Warner defends funding 'assassination play,'" in which Julius Caesar is presented as a Trump look-alike in Shakespeare's classic.
Can it get any worse? Probably. Should it? No.
How do we turn this caustic and crude language and behavior around? That is the ultimate question. I am not sure anyone can provide the answer. If they could, they would have by now. Or would they? There is money to be made, TV ratings to be gained and power to be preserved by keeping the pot stirred.