We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Bombs filled with ball bearings in my Boston Town. It's like a bad dream. What evil and/or insane person or persons did this to our gentle, Liberal town and our world-wide guests?
In the absence of information, it's a Rorshach of peoples' hopes and fears, and on the teevee, talking heads attempt to instill their prejudices to gullible low-info voters according to their preferred narratives. No info? A chance to write something onto their blank slates that might stick to their emotions.
Meanwhile, we have a mass murderer on trial in Philly, a knife-man attacker in a school, and 4 killed in Chicago just last weekend with illegal handguns. We know those details.
Evil exists everywhere and no laws can eliminate evil. Stay strong and calm and carry on. See human history. Our thanks to all of the first responders everywhere, and to all of the good civilians who pitch in when help is needed and run towards trouble instead of away from it.
We will never be free of trouble, but strong men and women will always run to the sound of the guns.