Why is this? How has the United States become so saturated in slaughter?
There are, of course, many reasons, but three stand out, one of which is deep and longstanding and the others of more recent vintage. The deep reason lies in our competitive individualism. … The second reason is the decline of our ability to control events in the world. … The third reason is economic.~ Todd May from, http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/is-american-nonviolence-possible/