The Tour de Non Compos Mentis
Six years ago, my wife and I saw the start of the 93rd Tour de France while I was teaching in Strasbourg, and the event was nothing less than exhilarating. On July 15, 2012, the event was marred by sabotage, as around 30 riders suffered tire punctures when boxes of tacks were strewn across the road by an onlooker during the race.
This is the second time this year a spectator interfered with the competition. Earlier, some lunatics demonstrating against God knows what, set off a flare injuring one of the riders.
I pride myself on my attempts in life to understand why people think and act the way they do, but for all my would-be-philosopher efforts, I have no idea why human beings engage in such activities. I suppose these fools were just demented, but with the extent of the insanity existent in the world today, I wonder if we are just morphing into another species.
Should someone purport to have a better explanation, please enlighten me, so I can prevent my own existence from the apparent metamorphosis we face as modern men and women.