Yeah I always thought America is a relatively violent culture. Violent media. Crazy military spending. America also allows its citizens to own guns--which is appalling for many Europeans. This extends to its sports entertainment--pro wrestling, (American) football, martial arts, other fighting sports. It's a kind of obsessive requirement for men to be "tough".
If you use NY as an example, it's not indicative of greater America, just liberal America.
What about the ridiculous practice of suspending both aggressor and aggressee in school altercations in the US?
Can you take a minute to think of a few practical reasons why this might be so?
It doesn't seem that complicated to me... and kind of a completely different topic from the one you started.
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Well, American Football is actually kind of a physically violent sport and people love it - but it's more team oriented, I think there might be something to that.
Americans seem okay with boxing, too, which is a fighting sport, and it can be extremely dangerous.
Americans, as you have noted, also love their guns.
I just think martial arts and MMA aren't a traditionally American sport, and have a strong Eastern influence. Also, like I noted about American football, martial arts aren't exactly a team sport, and Americans love team sports.
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