Bob Herbert meant for the following quote to describe the USAmerican attitude toward gun violence, but I think it accurately describes the USAmerican attitude toward just about everything pressing, important, and horrifying.
Actually, that’s our problem. We don’t really think about it. If the crime is horrible enough, we’ll go through the motions of public anguish but we never really do anything about it. Americans are as blasé as can be about this relentless slaughter that keeps the culture soaked in blood.