So surprise, surprise.....lately whenever I read the international news it seems that it's hard not to find at least a few articles every week about the tremendous increase in attacks against minority populations. Here for instance is just one example of something recent in Time magazine discussing the situation and how these events are often unreported or unclassified as hate crimes. What truely surprises me is that what these crimes suggest when you look at their perpetrators is that this is not the lunatic fringe.
In this country we are so sensitive to racial issues that people can even play the race card in the case of Michael Jackson, who frankly, I'm not sure necessarily belongs to our species much less a particular race. I've never been a fan of this fixation on race and racial issues but I'm starting to think it might be better than what Europe obviously has chosen as the alternative. To let it seethe and bubble in the shadows where no one sees. America tried that once and we've all seen images of the days of fire and blood. The funny thing is, that europe's very lack of diversity might be what allows people to keep the pressure cooker covered and boiling.