A soft target is a military term depicting any person, place or thing that is relatively unprotected and vulnerable to attack and destruction. The assault in San Bernardino California that killed 14 and injured 17 was an attack on a soft target. Likewise, the attacks occurring across Paris were assaults on soft targets. And I woke up this morning with the realization that I am also a soft target.
In the shower, I looked for the unseen bull’s-eye that I nevertheless knew was present somewhere on the surface of my body. I wondered how many other Americans had awakened with the same realization and were doing likewise. Probably not as many as should be, I reckoned. Continue reading