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Post Office Massacre

August 31, 1986

I, like most people, was shocked to hear about the disgruntled postal worker who massacred 14 of his fellow co-workers. But then I got to thinking:

Our children are raised on cartoons that are often chock full of violence. Our shelves are stocked with war toys. We teach men not to feel. We make movies like "Rambo," "Dirty Harry," "The Terminator," and they become box-office smashes.

We make a gun easier to obtain than a credit card. We slaughter, without batting an eyelash, millions of animals a year for every conceivable reason. And then when something like this happens, we act so bewildered.

I think we should wake up and see who the real culprit is.

NANCY STAROBIN

Santa Monica

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