Arranging revenge

“If I had let the police do it, I wouldn’t have felt satisfaction,” he replied. “I wanted to obtain vengeance myself, even if it were to cost me my own life. I had to ask myself, how could I live through my anger over Soll’s death for the rest of my life? The answer was that the best way to deal with my anger was to exact the vengeance myself.”

Modern state societies permit and encourage us to express our love, anger, grief, and fear, but not our thirst for vengeance.

I came to appreciate the terrible personal price that law-abiding citizens pay for leaving vengeance to the state.

Failing in responsibility to take vengeance.

Outsource vengeance to the state,it’s the `Merican way.

Curious?
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/04/21/080421fa_fact_diamond

Vengeance is ours
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