It is alarming that we have now witnessed two of these mass-shooting events in such a short time in 2012. This does not bode well for the future of our nation, and signals a downward descent into increasing crazed violence, polarization, hatred, anger, envy, and anarchy. It almost seems like our entire nation is a smoldering powder keg. Just one little match is all that is needed to light the fuse. Our thin veneer of civilization is quickly being eroded away.