THE WHOLE scene evoked the image of hordes of inebriated Vikings sacking devastated towns. Even during the day, feral mobs roamed the cities with absolute disregard for anyone else's property or well-being. Traditional virtues of male chivalry and female propriety were very far from view.
After all, a lack of manners and politeness in a society can only be a reflection of what the society thinks of itself.
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I believe their is a strong feeling of self hatred in the West, probably as a result of guilt, that manifests itself in a variety of ways, all destructive.
The real question though, is what to do about it. I don't know that I have an answer for that.