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Beast of the Jungle
Have we now reached that place where lives lost to violence are so commonplace that we pause only for a moment to take note?
Are we so anesthetized by the drone of voices and talking heads on CNN that their mindless chatter concerning yet another senseless round of killings by the human garbage that exists among us goes almost unnoticed?
We stand helpless amidst the aftermath of these events while politicians, psychologists, sociologists and others try without success to explain the flaws that exist within we humans that precipitate such inhuman actions; followed closely by the myriad of opinions on what must be done to stop the carnage.
The noise is deafening and the inaction that results only confirms that which we all so sadly already realize deep inside. That being that the answer is as fleeting as the wind and we have not yet evolved to the degree that we can effectively evaluate much less eliminate that which we do not understand.
Yes, weapon laws, the elimination of poverty and social injustice would help to mitigate the problem but until such day that the evolution of the human mind reaches that point which allows "reasoning" to trump such human failures as greed, hate, and lack of compassion we will remain locked in this vicious cycle of preying on one another as if life has no value.
The truth be known, although we have evolved technically over the centuries, we still remain very much the same "tribal" animals that we once were. Fighting over the slightest provocation, a rancid piece of meat, the scarce elements of this Earth that sustain life and even the trinkets of self-adornment.
We walk upright and speak in many tongues yet we remain just another beast of the jungle.