A Thought on Passion Sunday

A reader writes:

Yesterday morning during the reading of the Passion at the Palm Sunday Mass, I got a terrible feeling. When I was a child and listened to the Passion and heard about the torture, it seemed incredibly foreign. I was an American, after all, and we never dreamed of torturing people suspected of a crime, nor did we - unlike those we were taught to demonize - torture political prisoners. Now the flogging that Christ endured seems cruel (especially since Pilate considered him innocent) but at least straight-forward compared to the sleep-deprivation, sexual humiliation and other psychological tortures that are now done in our name.

How can we Americans of middle age have seen our country change so drastically?

They re-elected him.