These are extraordinarily dangerous times that we live in.Hogwash. This may be a dangerous time in the Middle East and parts of Africa, but for the rest of the world this the safest era in history by a wide margin. All the terrorists in the world have yet to kill as many people as were killed on the average day in World War II.
People freak out about an Iranian bomb, but the Americans and Soviets used to have 5,000 warheads aimed at each other and poised to launch.
The murder rate is down; the number of people killed in car accidents is down; we have pulled most of our soldiers out of harm's way in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We have lots of problems in America, but in historical terms our problems with violence are mild. Why is it so hard to admit that things really aren't so bad?