We Americans do love our killin’. Lots of dead bodies, one or three at a time, every day… Of course, Europeans like their killing, too, but they tend to do it every twenty years or so, and by the millions. Personally, I prefer the Etsy model to the Wal-Mart model. I mean, when you think about it, our killing is more European… artisinal. To say nothing of the carbon offsets you’d need to buy to run a mass crematorium these days.
May 11, 2013
Overheard in the Office…
[I have said that Tam is no longer eligible for QOTD because she would dominate nearly every day but I’m making an exception in this instance. Genocide is high on my list of things to know about and prevent.—Joe]
Back many years ago, I set myself to do some math regarding the killing of civilians ONLY during the XX Century in Western Europe (No Soviet Union ’cause the skew would have been brutal). It included wars, revolutions and peacetime estimates.
It averaged at about 124 a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year for 100 years for a total of 4.5 million souls gone to the Pearly Gates. That is an average of 45,000 people that were killed by others every year for a century.
Our criminals can barely hit 1/4 of that number a year….. and with eeeevil assault weapons allegedly.