Perhaps this American violence is the legacy , the curse, of a country reared on mass extermination of First Nations people, the cruelty of hundreds of years growth on the backs of black slavery and a civil war in which 600 thousand were killed by their own countrymen.
Perhaps these mass murders are the result of a cruel and uncaring society, that is just fine with 50 million people having no health care, and the fact that on average every year 35 thousand uninsured Americans die of treatable illness. The cruelty of a society that says I've got mine and to hell with you.
Perhaps this is the legacy , the moral breakdown of a country that fraudulently involved itself in a Vietnam war that killed four million Vietnamese or a country that illegally invades the sovereign nation of Iraq based on lies and finds itself caught with torture prisons and after a decade leaves a million dead civilians , a country, the only country to drop Atomic bombs on a civilian population incinerating a quarter of a million people and country that never accounts for these crimes, these sins.
As a Canadian blogger named Gia puts it:
"Of course it is. The country was founded in violence and I don't see how they can remedy that.
America is slowly imploding. A paranoid nation that scorns education, commonsense, compassion, and a duty to help the weak and unfortunate. A country that celebrates great wealth, corrupt government, the worst instincts of mankind.
This will not end well."