Flight 7 April 2012Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, WAR!.
A ladybird in flight | Jeff Horner/AP
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Shootings here, shootings there, shootings seemingly everywhere… more to come, no question. I landed on this quote riding at the top of an article at Cpunch:
Founded and preserved by acts of aggression, characterized by a continuing tradition of self-righteous violence against suspected subversion and by a vigorous sense of personal freedom, usually involving the widespread possession of firearms, the United States has evidenced a unique tolerance for homicide.
-David Brion Davis Homicide in American Fiction 1798-1860