Saturday, December 15, 2012

"Which we always thought was the safest place in America"

"It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America."  Every time one of these incidences occur,  reporters always find someone who says, "We didn't think that could happen here."  My question when I hear that is , where is it supposed to happen? Why could it not happen "there."  This whole notion of anywhere being the safest place in America is absurd.  We must come out of denial and face the brutal truth that anything can happen anywhere at anytime.  Read between the lines or decode what the statement really says. It says it could happen somewhere else, but not here.  Why? Because it is quiet and has tree lined streets?  I truly wish the reporters would remove that line from the scripts. This also holds true for the phrase "Quiet tree lined streets" said in a hushed tone.  Does the fact that the community is quiet and have tree lined streets make them exempt from tragedy?  Take a listen to today's podcast at  It is The Reading Circle with Marc Medley in its entirety for December 15, 2012. The show is heard live on Saturday mornings at 6 a.m. ET on WP88.7 FM and is web streamed around the world on  My prayers are with the people of Newtown, Connecticut and everywhere else these tragedies keep occurring. Something has got to give because enough is enough.  As always I welcome your commentary in the comment section of the blog and in the feedback tab to the right of your screen. Follow the Critical Thinker in Twitter @thinkcritical01 and follow The Critical Thinker podcast at  

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