I went out to dinner with my Dad recently and we were talking about the rising violence in the US and the world, and he stated quite confidentially that if 40% of the men in the world died, there would be peace.
Now, I am obviously not advocating mass murder. But the point stands – male violence is on the rise, whether it’s white nationalism, rape, war, etc., and it is only going to get worse.
Last year, I was at work watching some protests against police from my window and for no apparent reason whatsoever, young men started throwing chairs around that had been set up for an event, ruining yet another peaceful protest. It was quite similar to my college days when the Steelers won the superbowl and I had to leave the outdoor celebration because the boys decided to riot by attacking property and getting into fights.
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