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  •  Actually, even though I'm not certain (0+ / 0-)

    what numbers,
    what statistics,
    you have in mind,
    saying most homicides
    are homicides in which
    the killer and the deceased
    are family to each other,
    even if that's true,
    you missed something else:

    In America,
    the homicide rate
    is well under half
    the suicide rate.

    The suicide rate.

    Since the suicide rate
    is well over twice the homicide rate,
    that gives me the feeling
    that Americans are simply not very likely
    to kill each other
    in large batches,
    because of a desire to kill
    the "other."

    But our one big civil war
    may have shown that you're correct:
    when Americans got started
    killing each other by the thousands,
    it may have been
    with the full feeling
    of killing family.

    Maybe I'm just indulging
    in wishful thinking.

    Time will tell.

    Bringing a child into the world at this point in history is a crime, the crime of child endangerment.

    by bigjacbigjacbigjac on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 03:47:46 AM PDT

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