One of the great signs of the advance of human civilization in the world is vaccination. Another is that the state has a monopoly over the use of violence.
By these two measures, however, it seems that the United States is pretty uncivilized.
So, if you haven’t done so already, please get your flu shot and accept the bargain of the Hobbesian state in which you surrender your semi-automatic weapons and grenades, trusting the state to enforce the law. (You can keep your hunting rifle.)
Thank you very much.