I recently watched “The Vanishing” with Jeff Bridges and Kiefer Sutherland. … The movie promotes the idea of personal vengeance as so many other american movies. It shows a hero who is just in so great danger that he must kill the bad guy on the spot. [Valia]
Think about it. How many times have you seen the bad guy go to court? How many have you seen him dead by someone who is NOT a law officer?
What we actually think is hard to hide. And the Americans do not even try to hide their cowboy roots. Our duty is at least to achknowledge it. To know it. To consciously pay attention to it. Justice is NOT killing someone. Justice is a institution which has grown to full maturity for thousands of years in Europe. And it is time for the US to learn that simple fact.
Think hard every day. Try to understand what you actually see. You are an active citizen. Not a passive reciever!