Another 50 people are killed in a series of car bombings in Najaf, Iraq. Just another blip in a video full of violent acts on our television, all coming from the other side of the world. Does the distance inure us to the violence of these acts? The 8-11PM block on the same TV screen contains a sterile fictional view of violence. Does that carry over to our internal digestion of the news from a real warfront?
Killing, under any guise or in front of any camera, is an irrational act brought on when the rational mind turns actions over to anger, evil, power, or just total blankness. Darkness personified.