That's why those doing public speaking who are in touch with their instincts have dropped the Happy Talk. The Disney ethos can't co-exist with the cruel realities unfolding around the world.
No surprise, in The Washington Post, Dana Milbank chastises President Barack Obama for not nurturing a tone of deep gravitas. He should, hammers Milbank, be worrying a lot more. Here is that opinion piece.
When world affairs stabilize what tone will take hold in rhetoric? We don't know. Tragedy changes human beings, often in unpredictable ways. Public speakers will have to feel their way through the shifts in the human spirit.