Recent events in Charlottesville jerked my emotions around. Demonstrators and counter demonstrators engaged in a brawl that ended with three dead and others injured including journalists. The dead included two police. Blame-casting rumors swirled like no-see-ums on the humid coast.
We live in a time when hate flows quicker than tap water. We can be sucked into a vortex of destructive reactions based on emotion and half-truths if we don’t guard ourselves.
Political leaders become easy targets for blame and hateful comments. Everyone has someone to jeer.