There was a terrible act of violence today in Las Vegas. A lone gunman opened fire on a large gathering of people who were taking in a music festival. A peaceful crowd in a time of peace.
This week I've been making my way through a documentary from 1999 titled BBC history of WW II - War of the Century, When Hitler Fought Stalin. The subject matter being what it is there is an overload of onscreen violence: lots of weapons firing; especially automatic weapons firing. Tonight I watched another episode. (This history buff thinks he's totally immune to the affects of seeing and hearing onscreen carnage in archival documentary footage.)
In video and audio clips from today we heard lots of automatic weapons firing. I didn't know there was a war going on.