[Marxism] How does this happen?

En Passant with John Passant en.passant at bigpond.com
Mon Dec 17 03:39:40 MST 2012

Easy access to guns - one-third of Americans own a gun, and the U.S. as a whole has half the world's guns in civilian hands - may provide the means for committing certain types of crimes, but the roots of Adam Lanza's actions go deeper writes Nicole Colson in Socialist Worker US. They lie in a profoundly alienated society in which violence in general is sanctioned by the most exalted American institutions--as long as it is carried out for "legitimate" purposes, like U.S. wars abroad or police at home defending law and order.


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