The recent murder of Chris Lane by three juvenile cowards is a clear manifestation of the American culture’s weakness. Without warning or provocation, the suspects randomly picked out Lane, an Australian attending college in Oklahoma, as he was jogging, and shot him to death. Apparently, the youngsters claimed to have sought out an assassination target as a means of relieving an unbearable period of boredom.
I can’t attest to the mindset or motivations of these particular cowards, but their actions are an expression of weakness. Attacking an unsuspecting target, especially one who is unarmed and not a threat, takes no courage. Perhaps the weaklings in American culture mistake getting up the nerve to do a risky act with actually having real courage. The inability of weaklings to think critically is one of the reasons for the confusion.
The weaklings mistake nerve for courage, and they mistake being a thug for being strong and tough. A thug is a bully. There are few greater examples of weakness than a bully, someone who attacks or intimidates others who are not capable of defending themselves. It takes no courage to engage in a conflict knowing there is no risk of losing. It may take some degree of nerve to attack someone knowing there could be legal repercussions, but that doesn’t make the aggressor brave. The kind of “courage” demonstrated by the three weaklings charged with killing Chris Lane is the same kind of “courage” a pedophile calls upon when raping a child.
Three armed assailants against one unarmed victim who wasn’t even aware an attack was imminent; employing the ultimate sucker punch so three weaklings could defeat someone stronger than all of them combined: only cowardly weaklings could see this as a demonstration of courage.