I think you are living in an idealistic world - not this one

There has always been violence. Do you think the mob violence in the early 20h century (1900's) was not real. It was very real. Now to spend 10 Million dollars on this was not a good use of my tax dollars.

If you were so far into sarcasm that I missed your real point, I apologize. Your first sentence I would put in reverse. Frist came violence (mob and the what not), then came the story tellers, etc. Actually it stems far before there was even a country over here. Oh well.