Guns and the Ideal of Violence

Time to Grow Up, America

young man pointing hand like a gun

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I love Frank Rich’s analysis of our gun problems. He says we’re going to have to grow up about the issue like we grew up as a nation about slavery–educate ourselves. It’s true that our culture seems to cater to the devils of our nature–rather than to the better angels. Hitting, shooting, hurting others are all unacceptable behaviors. Why are Americans not more adult about this. It’s one thing to hold up teenage boys as esthetic ideals, but it’s even odder to peg movies and tv shows to that retrogressive part of our natures.

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