America’s Culture of Violence

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Mark Twain Once said, “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.” Who could disagree with him? Show me another country where someone would walk into an elementary school with the intent to kill as many children as possible. In comparison to other first world countries, America proves to be the leading nation in terms of violence. We have people who murder innocent victims without cause or regret. Criminals always seem to be sad that they were caught. Rarely do they ever turn themselves in and let justice prevail.
And isn’t that some irony for you. America is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Yet even the poorest of out poor with nothing, can sit on a corner and beg. Which still enables then to survive. I am not saying that every American is going to stab somebody in their lifetime. But we sure do kill each other a lot (OJJDP, 2013). Even one of the most popular video games is based off running around and shooting each other.
As explored in this study, three major issues that are critically relatable to the amount of violence amongst Americans. As Country that was born of blood. The spirit of this country is to shoot first and run and hide in the woods. Enactment of possessive laws under democratic guidance; the government has attempted to control people and fail miserably twice. All they did was create a prosperous criminal element. Racism and poverty has given to fuel the kill or be killed attitude. With cities becoming larger than any period in history; the fire is burning hotter than ever before.
Roots of American Violence, Laws Which produced Gangsters, And Poverty and Racism
Since the America’s were discovered we have been fighting one another. We used t...

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