THE EDITOR: It continues to be fascinating, the ease with which our culture of waste devours human life. Were it not for the bandits and gunslingers, death would be as mundane as old age.
The carnage on our major arteries is a reflection of the death traps, formulated and cultivated by incompetence and indifference. And, of course, by a citizenry whose sense of priorities is as consistent as sporadic gunfire.
Too frequently, the headlines highlight the need for concrete barriers, not directly, but as a remedy that continues to escape reality since death refuses to take a holiday.
For some reason, the emphasis is usually directed towards the participants and not the measures that should apply, resulting in the escalating deaths of innocent motorists and others.
There is another side to all of this, one that is less than morbid and healthy for one segment of the economy, as business appears to be booming for our undertakers and their support systems in this wasteful wonderland of ours.