Right now, we have a daughter and grandson visiting us from Boston, and all of us here in Orlando were uneasy until we found out that our granddaughter who works in a nearby hotel was safe.
Make no mistake, even though they haven't caught the perpetrators, this was a terrorist attack. The whole point was to terrorize us, which brings me to my point:
Why do we give terrorists what they want? The dead and maimed are only a means to an end for them. What terrorists want is fear and publicity. Of course there is local and immediate fear when a bomb explodes, but we can thank our news media for around-the-clock, long-lasting coverage of every gory detail, resulting in a national explosion of fear. When you consider that there are a million car accidents each year, with over thirty-thousand random, innocent people killed, it should put this current horror show staged by terrorists into perspective. But no, we keep giving them this out-sized kind of attention. IMHO, all we’re doing is guaranteeing ourselves more of the same.