When we are treated badly, we want get even with those who have mistreated us. And this instinct was built into us from an early age – before we are born. Violent hatred was built into us – and it has not gone away.
We have internal indicators (perhaps in our autonomic nervous systems) – that know immediately if we are being mistreated. Our little bodies, as they were being formed, knew if their mothers are being good to them – and they reacted accordingly.
How they reacted varied enormously. A common reaction must have been to get out – and the fetus aborts. But even if the pregnancy proceeds to full term, and the child is born – a resentment may linger, buried in his mind, and become active later – in adolescence, or adult life. And result in violent antisocial behavior – directed at others, or himself.
This resentment built up during the 19th and 20th Centuries. And resulted in the American Civil War, WWI, the Depression, and WWII (with its Holocaust). This was accompanied by the Dysfunction Family – most families were not good for their children, and they, in turn, were not good for their children.
Now, in the 21st Century, we have inherited this destructive culture, and are continuing it – but, for the most part, do not want to recognize this. As a result, Americans are destroying America – and full intend to continue doing so.
We have inherited the ability to know when we have been abused – but not the ability to recover from it.