If I can figure out how to do it, I want to post a delightfully science-ific parody of the “Gangnam Style” video here:
Okay, that didn’t seem to work. But do click on the link, and enjoy a few minutes of sciency silliness.
Why? Because I need time to think. The first salvos against the USian violence culture are clear: keep assault-type weapons at gun ranges, and make mental health care easily accessible and a positive thing to access. Just those will be difficult enough. But Dana has called for nothing less than the eradication (or at least a great reduction) in the violence culture of our country, and thinking of ways to go about that makes my head hurt.
Meanwhile the video reminds me that there are lot of people doing good work for the sake of our country and our world. They don’t negate the shooters of the country; they don’t reduce the violence. But they do good, and in this climate, it’s proper to remember that some people go to work every day and do good (other than teachers; they go to work every day and do fantastic.)