Land of Violenceon April 19, 2007 at 3:45 pm
CNN curmudgeon Jack Cafferty was dumb founded when he asked why these school shootings happen only in America. Hello…
Call it the FIRST world, the WEST, the INDUSTRIALIZED world or the CIVILIZED world no matter, America stands aloof. In magnitudes the United States beats the rest of that world in regards to:
Gun Availability, Gun Violence, Rape, Assault, Corporeal Punishment, Capital Punishment, War
And there you have it Jack.
There seems to be three factors that differentiate us from the Rest of the West. Over the top capitalism, historically embedded racism and crazyass religion.
The first is about anger caused by our ever increasing disparity of wealth and class. The second concerns anger caused by exclusion, unfairness and bigotry. And the latter which shifts responsibility from the individual to the supernatural. And there you have it America. Get your shit together.
Relative Reality Check: This happens everyday in THIRD world Iraq. EVERY DAY. And whose fault is that? The United States’ propensity for violent solutions(war) and crazyass religion. Bad mix.