Upsetting
Tuesday, November 19, 2002
 
Violence everywhere in the world, shattering and shaping lives beyond comprehension.

Yesterday, a 22-year-old man wrapped himself in explosives and blew up himself and two other people in Israel, one day after someone else killed himself and six others on a bus in the same country.

Today, a man in the American state of Indiana killed three people where he worked and then shot himself to death after leading police on a chase in which he fired a sawed-off shotgun at police and roadside workers.

A couple of days ago, a car bomb exploded in the capital of Peru, killing nine people. That explosion happened days before the president of the United States of America was set to arrive in the South American country.

The president of the United States of America is the son of a former president of the United States of America. The former president also formerly headed the Central Intelligence Agency, and he was defeated in a bid for a second-term as president by a man from Arkansas. Following eight years of rule by the man from Arkansas, a lot of people did not like or respect the man, and a lot of people said bad things about his character.

Signs on the freeway urge prayer, and the Internal Revenue Service solicits donations for the wealthy ruling class of the United States of America. All you have to do is check a box, and your money will be sent to the rulers.

There is violence on the cover of Time Magazine. VALLEY OF DEATH, it yells, an American soldier somewhere in Afghanistan, in the apparent Valley of Death.
I wonder if he wants to be in the Valley of Death, leaning his back into red clay, probably freezing.
 
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