Like the gyrocopter guy who landed on the grounds of the Capitol, Jared Bolten wants to get out a message that he thinks everyone should hear. But first, he must get their attention. There is a big difference between the actions of postal worker Doug Hughes and my fictional character Bolten in my upcoming novel, MELTDOWN. Hughes chose a non-violent method to address campaign reform. However, Bolten chooses to shoot at random into a crowd of people enjoying a concert. He leaves carnage all around. By now you may wonder what is his message? Simply put, he wants the world to know that the federal government has too much power. He rails against the administration, the military, and gun control. He is angry at the government because he claims he risked his life in war, yet he was dishonorably discharged. He says he was just doing the job he was trained to do. You be the judge. In any event, Bolten represents the worst of society. He doesn’t care who he hurts. Throughout the novel, he gives law enforcement plenty to worry about, threatening a second attack. His skills with weapons and explosives makes his capture a high priority. As long as the media give a voice to extremists like Bolten, Timothy McVeigh, Eric Rudolph, ISIS, and al-Qaeda, they will continue to commit evil acts against society. There is no clear solution to this problem and because there isn’t, it puts all of us on alert. You can find a summary of my new novel, MELTDOWN, in the previous post or here. Available at Amazon Books.