Since its very inception, the United States of America has been a cult of death. The country has been at war for 226 of its 245 years.
Whether its birth through slavery, its insane worship of the gun fueling near-weekly massacres, its inability to let go of the death penalty, to the mass incarceration and structural inequality which feed an endless cycle of disease and degradation (especially being socially vulnerable populations), it is just a culture of aggression. It blows my mind to contemplate this.
This graphic recently caught my eye: