Some deaths, it seems, we can justify either to our individual selves or to our country. Other deaths are murder. Some murders we can justify as not being the fault of the society itself but of individuals. But what we never do, what we have never done, is describe every assault of one human on another as murder no matter who or when it was carried out.
This is because we don’t view these killings from a standard viewpoint but from the relative view of our own interests – the status quo of business or the State. And we don’t believe we have any responsibility for the actions of others. Yet if society is all of us together then the actions of one person or the State do not just reflect upon them but are the outcomes of the decisions we all make on how we rule ourselves.