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Updated: Jul 9, 2023

I've often wondered what it is about the human psyche that makes us so attracted to violence, whether it's a result of some accident that leaves body parts strewn in the ditch and dangling from the barbed wire fence, or whether it's perpetrated by someone who is so tortured by his or her past that they go on a rampage leaving others dead or mutilated in their wake. News organizations know this about people - they know that we love to watch human suffering and always consider it a bonus if they can catch a tear rolling down someone's cheek during an interview.

Floods, fire, famine, war, riots, pestilence, genocide, murder, torture, rape, mayhem - you name it - if they make people cry, we buy. Even Tucker Carlson wanted to move on from the Donald Trump train wreck after the insurrection, going so far as to say, "I hate him passionately", but then he went on to lie to his audience and make them think that he "loved him passionately" instead. Why? Because that train wreck sold ads....

Who are the guilty ones here? We need to look no further than the mirror to figure it out.

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