Last weekend, 57 people were shot and five died in Chicago where rampant crime is causing an outflow of people from this great American city.
In Boston on Sunday there were three separate shootings and a triple stabbing with two dead from the shootings in Roxbury. That alone is a statistic to make all of us wonder, when will the cycle of violence end, or will it ever end?
As the disparity between rich and poor widens, as the masses of struggling poverty stricken city dwellers with nothing to lose expands, as lawlessness is accepted as a way of life in modern America, we can expect very little to change except for everything to get worse.
It is only a matter of time before the Bay State becomes the victim to a mass shooting.
It is not a matter of whether or not this will happen, rather, it is a matter of when it will happen.
Gun violence is so rampant that mass shootings are being reported almost daily during this summer of our discontent.
As long as we accept the cycle of violence as part of everyday American life, then violence will rack us like a fast spreading cancer.
Something must be done.
Our nation right now doesn’t know where to start.