The San Bernardino shooting was a big shock to everyone. I went to graduate school at one of the UC campuses nearby many, many years ago. It was a desolate place for someone growing up in the hustle-bustle of Asian cities. Who could imagine a terrorist attack would be initiated by someone with a good paying respectable job, a newborn infant and a comfortable home? Unemployed young Muslim chaps in France or Belgium radicalized by ISIS might be easier to understand.
It reminds me of Japan with some horrible stories of killing by the most unexpected people and even junior high students from time to time. I read an article in Huffington Post about Richard Gere’s Homeless movie, the author condemned Americans averting from losers and failures. She did mention homeless is a problem in all countries. Images of a documentary on how mentally ill people in Africa were chained to trees came to my mind and then a pastor who was once one of them resurrected many with his born again mission and charity for the mentally ill.