The Newtown CT school massacre was only yesterday. Yet too much has already been said. So many words. I hesitate adding my own. We all try to “make sense” of something like this, but that’s a fool’s errand. We can try to anticipate or protect ourselves from evil, but it will never make sense. We must be very clear on that. The murder of 26 innocent people, most of them children, is nothing if it is not evil. While the murderer might also have had a mental health diagnosis, it was secondary to his criminality. Research shows that individuals with a mental health diagnosis alone are no more likely to be violent than individuals without a diagnosis. It is character (personality) disordered people who kill. I noticed a yard sign today that said “God Bless the Victims”. It also said “God Bless America”. I love my country. I hope I love my country enough to hold it accountable. I would hope I love myself the same way. I think the sign should have said “God Forgive America”. If we had the will, we would find a way to stop the carnage. The rest of the world watches in horror and amazement as we continue to allow our children, American citizens, to be slaughtered. We have come to worship the Baal of gun violence. Repentance is in order. And true repentance always involves action. I would also hope that President Obama would see this as his epiphany moment. And then triple his security staff.