Violence of humans against humans, why?

Dear readers, allow me to reproduce a passage from Mark Twain’s ‘Letters from the earth:’ “Man is the only patriot. He sets himself apart in his own country, under his own flag, and sneers at the other nations and keeps multitudinous uniformed assassins on hand at heavy expense to grab slices of other people’s countries, and keep them from grabbing slices of his.

And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for “the universal brotherhood of man” with his mouth. Man is the Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that loves his neighbour as himself, and cuts his throat if his theology isn’t straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother’s path to happiness and heaven.

He was at it in the time of the Caesars, he was at it in Mahomet’s time, he was at it in the time of the Inquisition, he was at it in France a couple of centuries, he was at it in England in Mary’s  day, he has been at it ever since he saw the light, he is at it today in Crete. He will be at it somewhere else tomorrow. The higher animals have no religion. And we are told they are going to be left in the Hereafter. I wonder why? It seems questionable fate.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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