Our country, with its culture of violence, thinks nothing of intervening violently anywhere in the world and killing whoever we want whenever we want. So why be surprised when such derangement happens here too?
The US is the biggest arms dealer on the planet. Our president and his staff sit in comfortable chairs in the White House and watch live videos of people, who are sometimes noncombatant bystanders, being killed then say anyone killed was a terrorist until proven otherwise, an attitude that approaches moral depravity. Meanwhile, here at home, deranged people also slaughter the innocent.
These facts are directly related. This country was founded in violent revolution. There’s nothing wrong with that of course except that we seem to revel in our culture of violence. Ah yes, the lone gunslinger walking into a dirty town to clean it up makes a fine fantasy but in the real world, he may have been just as sleazy as those in the town and it’s a given that violence begats violence. He shoots the bad guys and their allies will return the favor. We may delude ourselves into thinking that since we have the biggest guns that no one can fuck with us but 9/11 showed the foolishness of that assumption, didn’t it?
The Rand Corporation a while back said the best and perhaps only way to end terrorism at home is to stop invading other countries, a message studiously ignored by our war pigs. Our culture of violence continues to expand. So, is it any surprise we have slaughter of innocents here at home too?