In the voyeuristic world in which we now live, brutality has become commonplace.
We go to the movies and the largest grossing ones have more violence and
rage packed into them than entire film collections did a generation ago.
We cheer, or at the very least, pay to watch. We have seen everyday violence
grow on the streets, or at least think that violence is escalating as
TV reports about it enters our homes with stories that take place all
over the country. Often we look away without any visceral reaction. This
happens more often than we think and sometimes, if it is a little worse
than usual, it makes the evening news. It’s argued who should've
or shouldn't, who deserved it or didn't. But long ago we stopped wondering
why this happens at all.