I got up at 4:30 AM this morning. I’m in Chicago so with it being central time I saw the news of the Las Vegas terror attack/shooting long before most people I know.
I couldn’t believe what I was reading. I lived in Vegas for a year back in 2012 and I’m VERY familiar with the area where the attack happened. Saying it was a tragedy doesn’t even begin to do justice to what had happened. It was a nightmare unfolding.
Throughout the day I’ve tried to think of what I wanted to say, if anything. For the past decade I’ve covered these kinds of events as a journalist and I’ve always had a LOT to say about them if/when they happen. But in light of my exit from politics, news and the madness that controls the daily narrative in America today… for the first time in a long time I found myself rather speechless.
There is a sickness permeating our nation and our planet. Something is just not right. (more…)