“I think it’s worth acknowledging that this is a country founded in violence, a country that has always worshipped outlaws, loners, cowboys, and people who got the things they got by the gun.” When he sat down with former President Obama for beers in Vietnam, and Bourdain asked him if the future would be okay for his daughter. Obama told him, “I think things are going to work out.” (from a recent interview 2018) We are in the Summer doldrums and I thought with this countries birthday only yesterday plus some recent current events its a time to reflect... How disappointing and scary this is getting living with these headlines of talented people ending their lives or deranged individuals ending the lives of decent people..gun accessibility is OUT of control.and combined with the mentally ill people who should be inpatients but their insurance ran out or wont pay for treatment is absolutely lethal combination!!.. yes we have the Sec Amendment and I get all that but do you think the Founding Fathers would not have second thoughts if they could foresee gun rampages, lives destroyed EVERY MONTH (just about)...Society is more stressed out then ever with soc media and the demands of cell phones/technology He also mentioned how its really a misnomer to think that Mexicans "are taking jobs away" ie all the jobs NOBODY wants to do dishwasher,roadwork, gardeners/landscapers. janitorial, housekeeping ...I mean where would the country be without people like that? What hurts on a personal note that he was around my age with a young daughter ...guy must have been in incredible pain especially since all those antidepressants are worthless once you mix them with alcohol..Bourdain was brilliant but also selfish and irresponsible saying "the body is not a temple but and amusement park"..so go ahead and smoke like a chimney take drugs and drink like a fish.. To me there is no faith, little structure in many families..producing negative toxic individuals Lombardi was right when he turned around the Packers from losers to winners: "Gentlemen, I want you to think of only 3 things: your family, your religion, and the Green Bay Packers"