So .. another week in the USA, another Republican presidential candidate (Donald Trump). And another massacre, the chilling hate crime of a 21 year-old white kid methodically shooting 9 black people dead, each with multiple gunshot wounds, in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. This after sitting with them in a Bible study for an hour. ‘We are peering into the abyss’ one more time, and ‘sorry : no jokes today’ said comedian Jon Stewart on his Daily Show. Just check out the first few minutes of what he said at the Daily Show. Then there’s Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz at a town hall meeting in Red Oak, Iowa on Friday : ‘You know the great thing about the state of Iowa is, I’m pretty sure you all define gun control the same way we do in Texas — hitting what you aim at’.