america's homicide rate is very, very high, relative to other western and first-world nations.
a culture of violence permeates ordinary environments and interactions there unlike other places. we don't have armed guards in our schools, regular school shooter drills, ex-military guys coming into schools as 'wardens' and choking out students, etc. why is the ante so high all the fucking time? i'm willing to bet even students brawling and fighting is way more a facet of american high-schools than it is elsewhere.
every dispute and disagreement seems to rapidly follow a logic of escalation, not de-escalation, with even calling the authorities/police sometimes being the ultimate escalation rather than solution, i.e. someone is going to end up tased, wounded, or shot to death.
you can hit back with stabbing stats and terror attack stats if you want, sure. you'll see that the numbers are not comparable. how many 'mass shooting' events are there per year in the USA? mass stabbings are not as frequent. and with regards to my being defensive about SK: i'm not affronted on their behalf when someone accuses them of racism – of course, especially in the older war-weary generations, there is racism and xenophobia and ignorance, like anywhere – i'm offended when someone applies a 2-bit resolution understanding of the place as some hermetic 'monoculture', when it's hilariously not the case, like to the point where SK's culture/cross-cultural interaction is seen everywhere as one of the most prominent nations in movies, music, television, etc. to insist they're a highly protective culture and are not interested in 'diluting' their ethnic identity is hilarious when their western-styled groomed boybands and hollywood-feted movies are everywhere in the global marketplace.
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