The Octogenarians

The day before the murderous assault on a LBGT frequented bar in Orlando FL another murderous assault took place across the Pond.A 42 year old parliamentarian was shot and stabbed to death in a suburb of Yorkshire.Jo Cox was a stalwart campaigner for the little guy and battler against Brexit.The enormity of the murder of 49 or 50 people exceeds that of the death of one.But when you consider that guns are not widely owned in England and the murderer also used a knife while shouting “Britain first”,you can see that both events have implications for acceptance of differences and the suppression of the territorial imperatives surrounding nationalism(tribal-aspirational)as well as fully developed.Jo Cox was a hero,(heroine) but Britain is likely to vote for Brexit.The usual bewailings of mental illness are being raised,but the execution of radical acts depends heavily on the immature and conflicted.These behaviors will continue; minimizing their frequency…

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