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Americans claim to be appalled by mass shootings. We talk about it, that’s all. But while gun deaths rise and media blathers on about gun controls, the problem is culture. Violence is interwoven into the fabric of American culture as an approved form for solving problems.

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Our civilization is crumbling, but our response is indifference. We pretend nothing has changed and life can go on as it has been. We anesthetize ourselves with pleasures and material trivialities. We lose ourselves in our addictions to smart phones and other lollypop devices.

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1940s picture of the “Big Four” Trestle over the Wabash River in Wabash, Indiana

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Palestinians walk next to the remains of a destroyed 15 story building after being hit by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Abdel Kareem Hana/Associated Press appearing in Business Insider, May 13, 2021

Taliban in the Presidential Office in Kabul, Al Jazeera Photo

Jerry M Lawson, "De omnibus dubitandum"

Writer and artist. Published over 150 essays, stories, and articles in 20+ publications and recognized as a Top Writer in History, Science, and Space.

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