In the aftermath — and wake — of the weekend’s massacre at the Pulse Orlando club in Florida, one has to wonder what next?

Where will the next massacre take place in the United States, and who will be the victims?

I think everyone would agree the massacres that have become commonplace in the U.S. will continue as long as anyone who is disenchanted with his lot in life and is suicidal has access to guns and bullets.

I was going to say “anyone with a low I.Q. who is disenchanted . . .” But I’m betting some of the killers aren’t so much dumb as mentally ill — as was the case of the Orlando shooter, according to at least one report I saw today. It claimed he had bipolar disorder, which seems to be more common these days. It needs to be treated with drugs, and constantly monitored, and if it isn’t, well, those suffering the illness can do some very unpredictable things, though fortunately, most do not commit such hideous crimes.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, each mass shooting in the United States seems to have a way of inspiring others to follow suit, losers who are pissed off at the world and have lost their will to live — and have been poisoned by the hate of others. I could speculate more about the minds of these lunatics, but suffice to say they are consumed by hate — perhaps self-hate. For example, it is often said that those who object the loudest about homosexuality have the greatest insecurities about their own sexuality — they are guilt-ridden over their own same-sex desires and urges.

Meanwhile, how can America stop this vicious circle of violence? How can it stop copycat killers?

Surely it can’t be a lost cause . . . or is it?

— Jillian