Everyone from President Obama to the mayor of Charleston has made a specific point of saying the aftermath of a racially-motivated gun massacre of nine innocent and unarmed African Americans is a time for healing. Although they said the right thing, everyone is certainly sincere and they mean well, and they truly hope to comfort the victims' families, survivors, and distressed Americans suffering the same pain, disgust, outrage, and sadness they feel after every other senseless gun slaughter. However, there is no healing for this sick, violent, and racist nation, and everyone knows it.
"This time we have to find answers together. I pledge to you, I will work with you---those of you who are local officials, those of you who are thinking hard about your own communities. Let's unite in partnership, not just to talk, but to act."
In his remarks after the Charleston church massacre, President Obama displayed his leadership by discussing the nation's easy access to guns in relationship to the number of mass shootings in the United States.