Monday, November 18, 2013

Why is America So Violent?

Violence: The American Way of Life
Global Research, November 15, 2013
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The United States of America was conceived and nurtured by violence.
Americans not only engage in violence, they are entertained by it.
Killing takes place in America at an average of 87 times each day. Going to war in Afghanistan is less dangerous than living in Chicago.
The Romans went to the Coliseum to watch people being killed. In major cities, Americans just look out their windows. Baseball, once America’s national game, a benign, soporific sport, has been replaced by football which is so violent it destroys the brains of those who play it. Violent films, euphemized as action flicks, dominate our motion picture theatres and television sets. Our children play killing video games.
So do you really believe that gun control will miraculously make America into a tranquil nation? Do you really believe that outlawing products and practices will make Americans peace loving? A culture cannot be changed by laws, change requires a sustained effort over several generations. Are Americans up to the task?
Carry Amelia Moore Nation was born on November 25, 1846. She became a radical member of the temperance movement which opposed the consumption of alcohol. She described herself as “a bulldog running along at the feet of Jesus, barking at what He doesn’t like,” and claimed a divine ordination to promote temperance by destroying bars. She began her temperance work in Medicine Lodge, Kansas by starting a local branch of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and campaigning for the enforcement of Kansas’ ban on the sales of liquor. She became infamous by vandalizing taverns. Often accompanied by hymn-singing women and musicians, she would march into a bar and sing and pray while smashing bar fixtures and stock with a hatchet. Between 1900 and 1910 she was arrested around 30 times for “hatchetations,” as she called them. She died on June 9, 1911 and was buried in an unmarked grave in Belton, Missouri. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union later erected a stone inscribed “Faithful to the Cause of Prohibition, She Hath Done What She Could.” Had she lived just eight years longer, she would have seen prohibition become the law of the land.
But, of course, it didn’t last. Prohibition was repealed on December 5, 1933. It lasted a mere 14 years. It had absolutely no beneficial effects on society. In fact, it helped establish organized crime in America.
Yet Americans do not give up easily. In this anti-intellectual society where people are told more scientists are needed, unscientific practices prevail. What is shown not to work is repeated over and over again. So in 1971, the Nixon administration declared war on drugs. Now, almost 50 years later, the walls of the trenches are beginning to collapse. This long effort at prohibition too has just not worked, and it too has had absolutely no beneficial effects on society. In fact, it has resulted in the deaths of thousands in America and abroad, has ruined countless lives of young people, and squandered vast amounts of money. Just as Prohibition did, it has fostered the creation of international criminal cartels. What people with a scientific bent would have abandoned as ineffective, Americans have put into practice with greater and greater vigor. One would think that someone would recognize the folly. But no, the crowd is again clamoring. Now it’s about guns.
Don’t misread this piece. I own no guns; I can think of no reason why people living in a civilized state should need guns. Guns have one purpose and one purpose alone—to kill! People in a civilized state should have no need or reason to do that. If guns are needed for self-protection, the state has failed in its primary function of insuring domestic tranquility. (Read your Constitution!) A nation that cannot provide even that has thoroughly failed. And the fact that there are those in America who insist on owning guns says more about them and the nation’s failure than it says about guns.
But another attempt at prohibition is nothing but an emotional attempt to do something even if it is something that won’t have any significant effect on the level of violence in America. Some have referred to gun control laws as “feel good” acts. Perhaps, but feel good acts are better than feel bad acts, and I know of no good reason to oppose gun control. What I object to is the Pollyanna belief that gun control will significantly reduce violence in American society. Guns are not the cause of this violence; the violent nature of American society is the cause of the American love affair with guns.
The United States of America was conceived and nurtured by violence. The Europeans who colonized America were neither tolerant or enlightened; they were the dregs of society, and they even despised each other. The totally impure Puritans of Massachusetts despised the Quakers of Pennsylvania and the Catholics of Maryland. In the Pequot War, English colonists commanded by John Mason, launched a night attack on a large Pequot village on the Mystic River and burned the inhabitants in their homes and killed all survivors. By conservative estimates, the population of the United states prior to European colonization was greater than 12 million. Four centuries later, the count has been reduced to 237,000. Four centuries of continuous violence against native Americans, and the violence persists.
Abraham Lincoln, enshrined as the great emancipator, freed the slaves by inciting a war that killed somewhere around 750,000 Americans. Emancipation came to the slaves by previously unheard of violence. In contrast and at about the same time in history, the autocratic Tsar Alexander II of Russia emancipated more than 23 million serfs without killing a single person. Oh, those horrid Russian Tsars!
After the Civil War, Americans pushed the frontiers of America all the way to the Pacific Ocean. They did it with the gun. The Winchester Model 1873 repeating rifle and Colt Peacemaker revolver of 1873 are colloquially known as “The Guns that Won the West” for their predominant roles in the hands of Western settlers. Americans shot their way from the Mississippi to the Pacific.
American foreign policy for decades has consisted primarily of military misadventures—foreign policy through the barrel of a gun! Today, the gun has become the drone and the bullet, the hellfire missile. General Smedley Butler (1881-1940), one of only two Americans to win the Medal of Honor on two separate occasions, wrote:
“I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. . . . I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.” Now, of course, we’re using the gun to make the Middle East and Southeast Asia “safe for democracy.”
But the attempt isn’t faring very well.Violence pervades this culture. Americans not only engage in violence, they are entertained by it. Killing takes place in America more often than the Sun rises, currently at an average of 87 times each day. Going to war in Afghanistan is less dangerous than living in Chicago. The Romans went to the Coliseum to watch people being killed. In major cities, Americans just look out their windows. Baseball, once America’s national game, a benign, soporific sport, has been replaced by football which is so violent it destroys the brains of those who play it. Violent films, euphemized as action flicks, dominate our motion picture theatres and television sets. Our children play killing video games.
So do you really believe that gun control will miraculously make America into a tranquil nation? Do you really believe that outlawing products and practices will make Americans peace loving? A culture cannot be changed by laws; the only function of law is to justify vengeance. No law in all of recorded history has been enacted that eliminated the practices it was meant to reduce. The oldest profession has been outlawed since the dawn of recorded history. It still is carried on. The truth of the matter is that a society based on law is a lawless society.
American society is violent not because of guns but because of the attitudes of Americans. When Europeans first came to the Americas, they thought that they had discovered a new world. Instead they found a land already inhabited by people with their own ways of life. Christian intolerance required the use of violence. Just as the Romans took the parts of Europe they wanted, these Europeans took the Americas. Violence was in their souls. Current day Americans have inherited it.
Wayne LaPierre, a National Rifle Association spokesman, has said, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Someone should tell him that many consider him to be a bad guy with a gun.
So sure, enact legislation to control the proliferation of guns, but don’t get sanguine about it. Such legislation may help, but don’t count on it. Unless you can change the American character, our violent nature will endure until we exterminate ourselves. Live by the. . . . Oh, you know how that goes. Cultures are extremely difficult to change; changing them requires a sustained effort over several generations. I doubt that Americans are up to the task.
John Kozy is a retired professor of philosophy and logic who writes on social, political, and economic issues. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he spent 20 years as a university professor and another 20 years working as a writer. He has published a textbook in formal logic commercially, in academic journals and a small number of commercial magazines, and has written a number of guest editorials for newspapers. His on-line pieces can be found on and he can be emailed from that site’s homepage.
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Guns Blazing on the Silver Screen
November 13, 2013

A new study coming out in next month's issue of "Pediatrics" (which was published online yesterday) shows that the level of gun violence in the top PG-13 films is rising. Violence with a gun shows up, on average, twice an hour! Episodes of gun violence in PG-13-rated movies have been on the rise since the 1980's when that rating was introduced in American cinema.

Living 20 minutes from Hollywood here in Los Angeles, I know how much both guns and movies mean to our society, and I also know that Hollywood's all about the supply and demand when distributing it's products. Hollywood gives us violent movies, specifically shoot em' up violent films, and we eat them up.

The problem, though, is that our children are acting on that behavior. Violence sells, but what if the audience can't handle what Hollywood's selling? In my opinion, many of these films that are rated PG-13 should be in the R-rated category. Our children simply can't handle the violence that they're taking in. And we have no way of truly knowing what transpires once that amount of violence is stored in that wonderful computer called our brain.
Due to our puritanical history, we care more about blocking access to sex than violence. Sex isn't our problem America, violence is. If extreme sex is rated R, why isn't extreme violence?
After the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, many Americans questioned the effect of violent TV and video games on our kids, because the shooters at Columbine watched violent movies and played violent video games. So what's the answer to that question? Ironically, I think that question's been asked and answered, years ago.
Remember the Bobo doll? I do. It was taught in my junior high psychology class. It was a study where they showed adults acting aggressively and some were rewarded for their behavior. The children that watched that? They acted more aggressively. Monkey see, monkey do. And in this case, the monkey is our kids. The conclusion of the study? Our children learn behavior by watching the people around them, a theory which came to be called social learning theory.
So although I can't stand most of what they stand for, perhaps the NRA was partially right when they point to violent movies and video games as causes of gun violence. The stats show our kids are significantly more likely to act aggressively toward others when they see violence; so how many lives could we save if we reduced the amount of violence our children are exposed to and reduced their access to guns?
For those that cite the Japanese as watching violent movies and video games, they don't have access to guns. They can't walk into a gun show with a fake ID and buy one without a background check. And they do not have a culture of violence either.
The fear I have as both a parent and a member of this society is that our children might be more and more desensitized since they're exposed to so much violence. Just look at the number of shootings in our nation's schools in the past few years.
Now, I've mentioned films, but I can't avoid video games. There is a newly released shooter video game called "Call of Duty: Ghosts." This game made $1 billion (yes, with a 'b') in sales within 24 hrs! The video game is rated 17 and up, but something tells me that, due to the number sold, there are children under 17 viewing this as well. This game is also used by our U.S. military to attract new recruits.
Between these films and these games, I believe real-life violence and real-life war seems less real to our children and young adults because it is romanticized and often the bad guy, not the good, is now the hero.
We owe it to our children and the future safety of our society to demand that R-rated material stay in R-rated films for those 17 and older, not for those 13 and older. And we owe it to our children and the safety of our society to prevent our children from accessing guns. This can be accomplished with universal background checks and more responsible gun ownership by the parents and other members of their families.
If the level of violence of our youth continues, we have not only failed them, but ourselves and the future of our nation.

Crime is Getting Worse: Violent Crime in America Increased By 15% Last Year
Michael Snyder
Economic Collapse
October 25, 2013
If your neighborhood is not as safe as it used to be, then you have something in common with the rest of the country. All over America, crime is on the rise. According to a government survey that was just released, violent crime in the United States increased by 15 percent last year, and property crime was up by 12 percent. If violent crime keeps increasing at this rate, it will approximately double in just six years. But as I wrote about the other day, when the next major economic downturn strikes it will probably greatly accelerate the growth of the crime rate in this country. Desperate people do desperate things, and as you will read about below, there are people out there that are already stealing entire truckloads of food. In the future, when people are extremely hungry or crazy for their next drug hit, they won’t think twice about invading your home or pulling you out of your vehicle. The rise in crime that we are witnessing right now is just the beginning. It is going to get a lot worse than this.
Whenever I do this type of an article, inevitably someone leaves a comment insisting that I am lying because crime rates are going down.
Well, that used to be true. It is no longer accurate.
As an ABC News article that was just released explains, the crime victimization survey shows that violent crime in America has now increased for two years in a row…
The violent crime rate went up 15 percent last year, and the property crime rate rose 12 percent, the government said Thursday, signs that the nation may be seeing the last of the substantial declines in crime of the past two decades.
Last year marked the second year in a row for increases in the crime victimization survey, a report that is based on household interviews.
This is one of the primary reasons why so many people are moving out of the big cities right now. In the city of Chicago, police are so overwhelmed with crime that they will no longer respond in person “to 911 calls reporting vehicle theft, garage burglary or simple assault“.
Things have gotten so bad in Chicago that a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted as she was walking to a bus stop this week and it barely made a blip on the news.
But we have come to expect this kind of thing in crime-infested cities such as Chicago. We don’t expect it to happen in “quiet communities” such as Augusta, Georgia
“When we first moved out here three and a half years ago, my wife and I, it was a quiet community, it was a deal that we felt we couldn’t pass up on,” Don McIntee says.
McIntee lives in the Butler Creek Mobile Home Community, but he’s trying to change that. He recently put his home up for sale because he says the crime in his neighborhood is too much to deal with.
“I want to live in a place that I feel is secure and safe for my wife because I’m out of town a lot,” he says.
And it seems like criminals are becoming more brutal than ever. For example, one thug actually put his gun into the mouth of a 92-year-old World War II veteran in Fresno, California and threatened to kill him during one recent home invasion…
“I was sound asleep at about one or two o’clock in the morning, all the lights were on and a guy shook me with a gun in my face. (I said) Hey what’s going on? (He said) Shut up and he slapped me,” he explained.
While the suspect held him at gunpoint, three others ransacked his house, taking about 200 dollars in cash and jewelry including his 1941 class ring from Woodlake High School in Tulare County.
“They were in there for almost a half hour,” said Fresno County Sheriff Department spokesperson Chris Curtice. “So they had plenty of time to search the house, it was the middle of the night.”
At one point, Joseph said one of the suspects put a gun in his mouth and threatened to kill him. While being ordered into the bedroom closet, he said he hit him in the head with a handgun, causing him to fall to the floor.
Was there any need for that? That 92-year-old man was certainly no threat to the four home invaders.
But this is what is happening all over the nation now. Criminals appear to be getting crazier and crazier.
In Houston recently, one team of home invaders decided to storm a house at 8 AM in the morning while people all along the street were leaving their homes to go to work and to school…
It was about 8am — daylight, with people going to work and kids going to school, yet no one apparently saw this coming. The homeowner told me four men, armed with guns, broke in through her garage and forced their way inside her house.
The woman’s daughter and son-in-law were in the home with her, along with two of their daughters, ages four and six. The homeowner says the gunmen pointed guns at all of them — even the children — and demanded money over and over. They ransacked the house and the cars- and eventually got away with some cash, at least one cell phone and the homeowner’s wallet.
Who robs a house at 8 AM in the morning?
That is either incredibly bold or incredibly stupid.
In my article yesterday, I included another example of a crime which is either incredibly bold or incredibly stupid. One very enterprising carjacker actually decided to try to carjack the police chief of Detroit while he was sitting in a clearly marked police vehicle…
Just four months on the job, Detroit’s new police chief got an early taste of the city’s hardscrabble streets.
While in his patrol car at an intersection on Jefferson two weeks ago, Police Chief James Craig was nearly carjacked, police spokeswoman Kelly Miner confirmed today.
Craig said he was in a marked police car with mounted lights when a man quickly tried to approach the side of his car. Craig, who became police chief in June, retold the story Monday during a program designed to crack down on carjackings.
So what is going on here?
Are criminals becoming bolder or are they just becoming stupider?
I don’t have an answer for that question, but one thing seems certain – crime is definitely getting worse.
As I mentioned at the top of this article, some criminals are now actually stealing entire truckloads of food. A recent CBS News article explained how they are doing this…
To steal huge shipments of valuable cargo, thieves are turning to a deceptively simple tactic: They pose as truckers, load the freight onto their own tractor-trailers and drive away with it.
It’s an increasingly common form of commercial identity theft that has allowed con men to make off each year with millions of dollars in merchandise, often food and beverages. And experts say the practice is growing so rapidly that it will soon become the most common way to steal freight.
And what we are talking about is not just a few isolated incidents. This is literally happening from coast to coast and the dollar values of some of these thefts are staggering…
News reports from across the country recount just a few of the thefts: 80,000 pounds of walnuts worth $300,000 in California, $200,000 of Muenster cheese in Wisconsin, rib-eye steaks valued at $82,000 in Texas, [25,000] pounds of king crab worth $400,000 in California.
As economic conditions continue to deteriorate, I actually expect that we will start seeing armed guards on food trucks in a few years.
Desperate people do desperate things, and as food prices continue to rise I believe that food trucks will become highly prized targets.
America is rapidly changing, and not for the better.
So what are things like in your area of the country?
Are you noticing an increase in crime?
How to make sense of 4 families slain in 4 days?
Associated Press
Posted on October 31, 2013
It was a chilling series of horrors: four mass killings involving four different families, in four states over four bloody days, leaving 14 adults and seven children dead.
Criminologists say this tragic cluster was nothing more than random chance, not a sign of growing violence in America. Yet for many people, there is a need to explain the inexplicable.
"The natural thing to do is to try to make sense out of these events, particularly because they are so heinous and happened within such a short period of time," said Tricia Bent-Goodley, a Howard University professor and member of the National Association of Social Workers who studies domestic violence.
But each week, she said, nine women are killed by an intimate partner. So these cases "are a reminder that the home is not a safe place for all Americans and that people do the unthinkable each day against people they say they love," Bent-Goodley said.
The four unthinkable acts began on the final weekend of October, which was Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
—In Phoenix on Saturday, a pharmacist described as paranoid, angry and depressed methodically shotgunned his next-door neighbors — a grandfather, his daughter, his son-in-law and his grandson — and then killed himself. The family's two dogs also were killed, and neighbors speculated that their incessant barking caused the disturbed man to kill.
—In New York City, a mother and her four young children were hacked and stabbed to death with a butcher knife Saturday by a relative who had been staying at their house, police said. Alarmed family members came to the house and banged on the door, which opened to a shocking sight: the alleged killer, dripping with blood.
—In Texas, police said a man with a long criminal history went on a murder spree Monday, killing his mother in the home they shared, then an aunt and three others. The man had served prison time and relatives said he struggled with drug addiction.
—On Tuesday, five people were killed in a South Carolina home by a man who was in a custody fight with his girlfriend. Police said the man broke into the house, waited for the family to come home, then shot his girlfriend, her parents and two children, ages 9 and 11. The killer, who was facing a burglary charge that could have imprisoned him for 30 years, then committed suicide.
It was simple chance that these crimes happened so close together, said Joel Best, a criminology professor who studies violence, the media and public perception. He compared it to tossing a bucket of Legos across a tile floor — the number of blocks that land on each tile is random.
"There's no good reason to think that just because they happened within a few days of each other that there's some kind of trend," Best said.
Alejandro del Carmen, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Arlington, said it might seem as if deadly violence has increased because the Internet and social media delivers vivid news from everywhere in almost real time.
"We learn about the nature of how violent these acts are, see pictures of the victims, reporters talk to neighbors that knew the victims, and there's a tendency of humanizing and personalizing this story in a ways we never have before," del Carmen said.
As for the recent spate of family killings, he said, "It's another week of random violence in America."
Bob Vincent, pastor of Grace Church in Alexandria, La., often encounters pain and suffering in his profession. He knows a man whose wife hanged herself, and a woman whose father killed her mother.
He believes that the steady diet of violence fed to Americans through news and entertainment numbs them to tragedy and influences unstable people. Economic pressures and breakdowns of family and morality also contribute to the problem, in his view.
And when we accept the horrible as inevitable, he said, you stop trying to solve the problem.
"People tune out," Vincent said. "They just go on about their lives. It's not affecting them, it's not their child shot. So I think that we are in a paralysis in terms of dealing with things substantively."
There is a solution, said Elena Mustakova-Possardt, a social health scholar and psychotherapist.
There is much research indicating that social networks are rapidly disintegrating, she said, from the family to organizations to the credibility of government. But people need to feel connected to others and to communities to develop fulfilling, purposeful lives.
"There is less and less of any meaningful moral authority that holds people together," Mustakova-Possardt said. "There are fewer internal connections and community models that can be trusted."
"These extreme forms of random, horrific violence are an act of saying, my life is absurd, nothing means anything, I hate myself, I hate my life, I hate society," she said. "Until we all make social health our shared project, we cannot honestly say that we have done what we can to keep our children safe."
Jesse Washington is reachable at
Welcome to the United Violent States of America
By Frosty Wooldridge
October 1, 2013
In 21st century America, the bigger the city, the greater the congestion, pollution, compacted living and resultant aberrant human behavior.
If you walk on the sidewalks in mega-cities like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston and Miami—you notice that everyone averts their eyes rather than greet you or acknowledge your presence. Everyone suffers from being a stranger to everyone else. New York City represents a city of strangers unable to relate to one another. Same with Chicago, LA and San Francisco!
And, today in our country, with our burgeoning multiculturalism, hyphenated-Americans, fracturing culture and linguistic chaos—people don’t relate to one another much less understand each other. Most Americans fear walking down the streets in LA, Chicago and Detroit. Fact: you could get killed at any moment by some madman with a bomb, machine gun or car.
Recently, two Muslim kids blew up the Boston Marathon, which killed and dismembered
innocent American citizens. A disgruntled African-American killed a dozen people at the Navy Shipyard. Two white kids shot up Columbine. We witnessed Chicago’s basketball court shoot-out recently. You may remember the Aurora movie theater shootings by Holmes. The list grows with the Korean immigrant shooting up Virginia Tech, lonely kid shot up Newtown, angry Muslim shot up Fort Hood and crazy white kid shot a congresswoman in Tucson. Black Flash Mobs in Philadelphia, Chicago and St Louis attack and kill white Americans because they represent the enemy. Two kids in Oklahoma killed a white Australian baseball player running by their house. Reason? They replied, “For the fun of it.”
Most folks watch in horror at the atrocities on television told by the anchors with emotionless indifference.
The larger the city, the lesser the human community. The more cultures injected into America, the less our culture prevails. With loss of culture comes loss of community and commonality. When we shove all these incompatible cultures into close proximity, we discover that human beings lose their identity. They lose their self-meaning. They become estranged. They become lost and angry.
The naturalist John Muir said it succinctly, “Tell me what you will of the benefactions of city civilization, of the sweet security of streets—all as part of the natural up-growth of man towards the high destiny we hear so much of. I know that our bodies were made to thrive only in pure air, and the scenes in which pure air is found. If the death exhalations that brood the broad towns in which we so fondly compact ourselves were made visible, we should flee as from a plague. All are more or less sick; there is not a perfectly sane man in all of San Francisco.”
Millions of jobless, poverty-stricken Americans and immigrants wake up daily without purpose, meaning or connection to community. With millions of minority kids lacking fathers in our major cities, they report to school until age 16 where they quit to join gangs. They account for their meaningless lives by pursuing violence. They shoplift, spray graffiti, steal cars, deal drugs, throw trash and commit arson.
Instead of addressing our social caldron boiling up with examples weekly, our president and Congress fund endless wars and nation-building in countries 10,000 miles away. Our country helps everyone else with foreign aid, military intervention—while our kids and citizens rot inside our own borders.
Nietzsche said, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
I say, “If we don’t start thinking critically and acting with intelligence, our nation accelerates toward the same fate as all the bombings and killings you hear about weekly with religious fanatics blowing up churches and malls in Iraq and Nairobi, Kenya.
For those Americans who lack any comprehension of what’s coming to the United States, we remain on course to import another 100 million immigrants from all over the world with dozens of different cultures and languages—right into the guts of America by 2050—a scant 37 years from now.
“Immigrants devoted to their own cultures and religions are not influenced by the secular politically correct fae that dominates academia, news-media, entertainment, education,
religious and political thinking today,” said James Walsh, former Associate General Counsel of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. “They claim the right not to assimilate, and the day is coming when the question will be how can the United States regulate the defiantly unassimilated cultures, religions and mores of foreign lands? Such immigrants say their traditions trump the U.S. legal system. Balkanization of the United States has begun.”
Will we survive it as a cohesive civilization? Answer: probably not!
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