The Taint of Violence at the Heart of the U.S. Republic (La Jornada, Mexico)


"One shouldn't forget the fact that governments set an example for their societies and that the U.S. has always taught its people that destruction, death and armed violence can resolve anything - even if Washington's attacks on other countries have failed to achieve their objectives and have complicated problems they were meant to resolve, as has occurred in the Middle East, where its devastating incursions into Afghanistan and Iraq created an atmosphere that fostered the expansion of al-Qaeda, and subsequently, the emergence of Islamic State."




Translated By Miguel Gutierrez


October 2, 2015


Mexico – La Jornada – Original Article (Spanish)

At least 10 people were killed and seven others injured in another indiscriminate attack, this time at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Authorities reported that the 26-year-old attacker, identified as Chris Harper Mercer, was killed in a shootout with police.


The tragic episode precisely follows a well-work script that is repeated with terrifying regularity in various parts of our neighbor country: a resentful individual without a significant criminal record decides to murder as many people as possible, chooses a school or mall, empties one or more firearms which he then turns against himself or is killed by law enforcement.

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Given these recurrences, when asked whether Americans have become desensitized to such massacres, President Barack Obama expressed exasperation at his failure to convince Congress to put in place measures to regulate the possession of firearms – and he recognized that doing anything to prevent such barbaric acts from occurring again in the coming weeks or months would be impossible.


Certainly a law that would permit government to set minimal controls over arms sales would be a step in the right direction, but that wouldn't prevent -as it doesn't in countries where such laws are in force - these lethal devices from continuing to fall into the hands of murderers.

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However, in the U.S. the problem appears to go deeper, and relates to a state in which historical traits render the exaltation of violence and death legitimate methods of action. One need look no further than the fact that right now there are six death row inmates awaiting execution in various U.S. prisons over the course of the next week. Another example of this ethical deviation is that Washington now rains bombs over distant Syria under the pretext of safeguarding the security of its citizens, who, judging by the facts, face a far more serious and concrete domestic threat: any day an imbalanced person could decide to end dozens of lives, come armed to the teeth to a busy location or his own place of study or work, and commit a slaughter such as the one which occurred yesterday in Roseburg, Oregon.


One shouldn't forget the fact that governments set an example for their societies and that the U.S. has always taught its people that destruction, death and armed violence can resolve anything - even if Washington's attacks on other countries have failed to achieve their objectives and have complicated problems they were meant to resolve, as has occurred in the Middle East, where its devastating incursions into Afghanistan and Iraq created an atmosphere which fostered the expansion of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, and subsequently, the emergence of Islamic State.


Unfortunately, unless the United States undertakes a profound transformation of politics, social ethics and government, massacres like that which occurred yesterday will remain inevitable.



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