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At Every Turn, Things Were Spinning out of Control

pascagoulapappy Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 12:20 AM
Turning and turning in the widening gyre, The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, and the worst Are full of passionate intensity. W. B. Yeats, "The Second Coming"
SpiritInterface Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 8:15 AM
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
Chaos. Things seemed to be spinning out of control on many fronts this week.

Starting, of course, with the Boston Marathon bombing Monday. The bombers chose a significantly festive time and place for their attack.

The marathon is held every year on Patriots Day, the Massachusetts state holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord in April 1775. Even before the identity of the bombers became known, it seemed likely that they were enemies of America.

And their attack was a reminder that this free and open country remains a soft target. There is no way we can be entirely safe....