Why Is Fear Stalking the Land?
Why is fear stalking the land? Why in the wake of tragic shootings across the country are Americans buying guns and ammunition at record rates? Could it be that after the President’s re-election, as taxes and government spending spiral out of control, as an unpopular Congress dithers, as entertainment featuring apocalypse surges in popularity, as the latest failed doomsday prediction is replaced by yet another, many Americans have been gripped with an uneasiness that each of us is on our own?
Rob Kerby is Senior Editor at Beliefnet. You can read more from him on his Beliefnet News blog.