The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63137   Message #1023184
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
22-Sep-03 - 04:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: RE-visiting 'Bowling for Columbine'
Subject: RE: BS: RE-visiting 'Bowling for Columbine'
"a climate and culture of fear" and " the institutionalized poverty that is a result of American capitalism" are two sides of the same coin perhaps?

I suspect that, for most people, fear is a more important driving force in this kind of system than greed. More people slave their guts out because they are scared of being poor than do the same thing in the expectation of getting rich. I suspect that the same applies for most criminal activity.