So, I guess my question is this — Why don’t we, as a nation, just suck it up and admit we don’t really care?

Days after Dylann Storm Roof walked into a church in Charleston, South Carolina and killed nine African American parishioners during a Bible study, folks are still all fired up.

There’s talk about “change” and “reaching out” and “bridging the races” and “an end to ...” and all kinds of especially concerned and compassionate chatter.

There is a lot of sadness, disappointment, frustration, anger, rage and questioning.

But ... in truth, it’s all a sham.

A white guy walks into a black church and kills nine African-American members of the congregation hoping to start a race war.

In response, our potential political leadership huffs and puffs and comes out with statements such as that by former Florida governor Jeb Bush who suggested he wasn't sure if the shooter - Roof - was motivated by racism although the killer told investigators it was exactly so.

Former Texas governor Rick Perry, also a candidate for the presidency, called the massacre an "accident."

And former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum said he was convinced Roof selected the traditionally black church church and the black victims “indiscriminately.”

Every time something like the Charleston massacre takes place, we talk - more or less seriously - about it for a few days ... maybe a week.

Then something else comes up and that’s the end of that.

Oh well.

And we say something needs to change in this country ... something.

But, truth be known, nothing will change.

Nothing.

You may not want to read or admit it, (and I expect to get a bucket load of angry letters), but nothing will change.

Let’s take a stroll down Memory Lane.

* July 18, 1984 - 21 killed, 19 wounded in a McDonalds in San Ysidro, Calif.

* Aug. 20, 1986 - 14 killed, 6 wounded in Edmond, Okla.

* Jan. 17, 1989 - 5 children killed, 29 injured on a school playground Stockton, Calif.

* June 18, 1990 - 10 killed, 4 wounded in Jacksonville, Fla.

* Oct. 16, 1991 - 22 killed, 20 wounded in Killeen, Texas.

* Nov. 1, 1991 - 4 killed, 2 injured in Iowa City, Iowa.

* May 1, 1992 - 4 killed, 10 wounded in Olivehurst, Calif.

* July 1, 1993 - 8 killed, 6 injured in San Francisco, Calif.

* Dec. 7, 1993 - 6 killed, 19 injured in Garden City, N.Y.

* March 24, 1998 - 5 killed, 10 injured in a school in Jonesboro, Ark.

* April 20, 1999 - 13 killed, 24 injured in a school in Columbine, Colo.

* July 29, 1999 - 9 killed, 12 injured in Atlanta, Ga.

* Sept. 15, 1999 - 7 killed, 7 injured in a church in Fort Worth, Texas.

* Nov. 2, 1999 - 7 killed in Honolulu.

* Dec. 26, 2000 - 7 killed in Wakefield, Mass.

* March 5, 2001 - 2 killed, 13 injured on a school campus in Santee, Calif.

* Oct. 28, 2002 - 3 killed in a university classroom in Tucson, Ariz.

* July 8, 2003 - 5 killed, 9 injured in Meridian, MS.

* March 21, 2005 - 9 killed, 7 injured at the Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minn. high school.

* Oct. 2, 2006 - 5 killed, 5 injured in an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Penn.

* Feb. 12, 2007 - 5 killed, 4 injured in Salt Lake City, Utah.

* April 16, 2007 - 32 killed, 17 injured at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

* Dec. 5, 2007 - 8 killed, 4 injured in Omaha, Neb.

* Feb. 14, 2008 - 5 killed, 16 injured at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Ill.

* April 3, 2009 - 13 killed, 4 injured in Binghamton, N.Y.

* Nov. 5, 2009 - 13 killed, 32 injured at Ft. Hood, Texas.

* Aug. 3, 2010 - 8 killed, 2 injured in Manchester, Conn.

* Jan. 8, 2011 - 6 killed, 11 injured in Tucson, Ariz.

* Oct. 12, 2011 - 8 killed, 1 injured in Seal Beach, Calif.

* April 2, 2012 - 7 killed, 3 injured in at a Christian college in Oakland, Calif.

* July 20, 2012 - 12 killed, 58 injured in Aurora, Colo.

* Aug. 5, 2012 - 6 killed, 3 injured in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis.

* Sept. 28, 2012 - 6 killed, 2 injured in Minneapolis., Minn.

* Oct. 21, 2012 - 3 dead, 4 injured in Brookfield, Wis.

* Dec. 14, 2012 - 27 killed, one injured in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

* June 7, 2013 - 5 killed in Santa Monica, Calif.

* Sept. 16, 2013 - 13 killed, 3 injured in Washington, D.C.

* April 2, 2014 - 3 killed; 16 injured in Ft. Hood, Texas.

* May 23, 2014 - 7 dead, 7 wounded in Isla Vista, Calif.

* June 18, 2015 - 9 dead in a church in Charleston, S.C.

After each and every incident, a plaintive cry was raised - “We’ve got to do something.” “Something has got to change.”

But ...we do nothing.

Nothing changes.

Nothing is done.

We feel bad a few days.

Our political leaders moan and gnash their teeth.

Then Kim Kardashian gets pregnant, and we have MUCH more important things to think about.

Too bad, but the truth is we just don’t care.

If we did, something would be done.

Something.