You may be wondering why I've had no comment on the atrocity in Orlando, FL. I don't know what to say. The words "profoundly depressing" do not suffice.
My original instinct was to write a piece condemning Donald Trump's obnoxious and obvious attempts to politicize the tragedy. But how can I do so without opening myself
up to accusations of politicizing the tragedy?
Similarly, I note that the attacker -- whose mental instability began to manifest itself at least eight years ago -- was somehow allowed to work for G4S, the security firm which we may fairly call the latest incarnation of Wackenhut. Back in the 1990s, Wackenhut figured in numerous conspiracy theories. But how can one even begin to research the assailant's employer without strengthening Trump, whose movement is fueled by conspiracy theories?
If you have any suggestions as to how one should handle these paradoxes -- or if you have some other comments to make about this ghastly event -- I am all attention.