Wayne Stollings wrote:
Billy the Kid rides through America's nation-building mythology like an enigmatic outlaw angel of retribution.
Feral psychopathic killer, callous criminal, nice kid in bad company or tragic avenger delivering rough justice to a corrupt establishment? The teenager who sang at Sunday school with a lovely tenor or the otherworldly child warrior possessed of the lethal rage of an Achilles?
Whatever William Henry Bonney was in life, in death he was transformed into an incandescent archetype.
Billy the Kid's legend is forged from the American fascination with guns and violence, from a revolutionary mistrust of authority and from the lawless frontier myth that frames the nation's self-perception.
Is America truely free now? Is guns more of a negative impact than a positive one?
I do not htink guns are more of a negative impact than a positive impact here or in any of the other industrialized nations.
How does Americas self perception conjoin with its perception of other countries?
You mean like being the leader of the free world?
American psyche is not that powerful when it needs England to hold its hand in going to illegal wars.
Doesn't someone think every war is illegal in some manner?
Wisdom is not about adding tomato to a fruit salad, true wisdom is in the tasting.
So it is more wise to taste a fruit salad including tomatoes?