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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I was thinking about high school in the mid-seventies. We lived in a largely agricultural county, and it was not unusual for someone to have their shotgun or .22 in their truck. Many boys had a pocket knife on hand. This said, I do not recall a single instance of kids, white or black, being gunned down in the hall, or of someone being found stabbed to death in a bathroom stall. Ours was a very integrated school, yet there were no loud arguments with shoving and fisticuffs in the commons; certainly, no-one was bludgeoned to death with railroad ties.

Just thinking out loud, here.

1 comment:

Mrs. Pilgrim said...

Well, that's because you backwoods yokels weren't sophisticated and civilized enough to commit murders.

...I mean...


...But in all seriousness, I agree with you. As Hawthorne pointed out, Cain was at no loss for a weapon when he wanted to kill his brother. It's not the weapon; it's the determination to kill.