It was a session of the Kentucky Bar Association, but it felt like a wake. A reasonably large crowd came to hear about the downbeat topic of attorney suicides. Two years ago, a number of Kentucky attorneys took their own lives.
Human history is filled with tragic blunders that fail to put their finger on the problem, and actually compose a "solution" that has no value. This is where we are today, relying on prisons as solutions to reducing the epidemics of violence.
We are using up our nation's reserve of precious steroid metaphors is my point. While we wait for a timelier catchphrase to bubble up from the streets, I'd recommend we rush into use, at least temporarily, the entertaining '60s trope, "on acid."