Chattanooga- During this all too long and winding year hemmed within the continental United States, I have done my best to make things interesting by exploring the recent history of what is around me. Nearly two decades of the terror wars have affected America in width and breadth not fully thought out by the wars’ early neoconservative architects. Sunni salafi-jihadi terrorism has long since become enmeshed in our cultural landscape of intermittent tragedy akin to school shootings. It’s just something that happens. Violence has a way of becoming normalised when it occurs with disturbing regularity.