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Today's "tragedies" different, no more tragic.

by accidentaltourist on January 27, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

The debate continues on how to "fix" what's broken. Is it society? Is it laws or the lack thereof? Is it a disconnect between crime and punishment?

What strikes me is, are the horrors of modern life any more awful than the ones of the past? Children dying in school shootouts...we can scarce wrap our heads around the tragedy. But what of children dying in workhouses? poorhouses? orphan "schools"? Children...and adults...dying of disease, neglect, abuse? Worse now, or then?


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