Mass murder is American's primary problem and most fundamental shame, contends Lee Siegel on TheDailyBeast.com. ‘”No prosperous country not riven by civil conflict has anything like our volume of mass killings,” Siegel says. Yet “no politician will do more than pay lip service in condemning it. No journalist will crusade against it. No celebrity will take it up as a cause.
Reviewing the many mass killings in the U.S. in recent years, Siegel maintains that “the routine–routine–murder of groups of people and of families by family members doesn't seem to ruffle anyone's feathers.”