Once again, the toxic cocktail of a deeply paranoid culture mixed with a vicious gun industry that manages to tap every deep seated fear of the national identity has reared its ugly head and committed another American mass shooting.
With over 50 dead and over 400 injured in Las Vegas last night, the mass media spectacle of the latest horror of the American nightmare leaves the usual hollow demands for change to fall dead to the earth in the face of a psychotic domestic arms industry that sees gun ownership on par with religion.
To date there have been over 11 600 gun linked deaths this year alone in America. Their gun violence is a low level civil war being waged against their own citizens and they seem utterly incapable of preventing or minimising their violent fantasies towards one another.
America is an addict who can never hit rock bottom to find the healing moment of clarity, they are doomed to forever repeat their mistakes while the domestic arms industry profit margins rise.
America has become the land of the killing spree, home of the grave and no one can seem to stop that.