End the Madness

This past Sunday, a dispicable human being walked into a Sikh temple in a suburb of Milwauke, Wisconsin, and opened fire. Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran, shot and killed six Sikhs before committing suicide after being injured by police. The shooting happened less than three weeks after the mass shootings in Colorado where James Holmes shot and killed 12 people and injured dozens more during the midnight release of The Dark Knight Rises. On Monday, in Joplin, Missouri, a mosque was set on fire for the second time in less than six weeks. What is going on? Why are people dying? Why is there so much hate? Is it not safe to go anywhere anymore? People can’t even go to a movie or to church without being shot. Can somebody figure out what can we do? Should we ban guns? Should we let more people have guns? I think one thing we can do is stop the intolerance. People are afraid of what they don’t understand. We may never know why Page decided to shoot the Sikhs. As of this publish time, we don’t know if he had a manifesto. We do know that he was dishonorably discharged from the Army over a decade ago. We do know that he was Neo-Nazi. But we don’t know why he targeted the Sikhs. The Sikhs are often confused with Muslims because male Sikhs traditionally wear turbans and have long beards. The Sikh religion originated several hundred years ago in India. They are the United States fifth largest religion, with approximately 500,000 members. They are a very peaceful group, preaching tolearance and love. I do not know why they were targeted. I’m not going to make any suggestions. I don’t know why people feel the need to burn down a mosque in Joplin. But it is sad to see that in this country, what is supposed to be the greatest country in the world, we can’t seem to get along. WHy is that? Can someone tell me why? We need to end the madness.