I’m going to tell you a story. Stop me when you recognize it.

Two white males — obviously deeply disturbed — go on a mass shooting rampage, wounding and killing several dozen people, including children. There is immediate public outcry, speculation about Internet connections to extremist groups, then questions about violence in the media and its affect, incompetent, impotent political leadership, hand-wringing about this being a symptom of some larger, more insidious problem, then… Nothing.

I’ve described both Columbine and the events of the last few days, in broad…