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[–] Gorillion 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm betting that's why soldiers started wiping out whole villages of
children and squaws back in the day. Got sick of the kids growing up
and starting shit over again and their own children having to do the
same fighting all over again.

With one brutal act they can put an end to it. Even though the commanders
would write breathless prose in their correspondences about how they
couldn't fathom such actions. Likely because they came from an urban
bubble safely cleared of raiding parties and savage behavior, and
whose families didn't live out in the frontiers having to deal
with the Indian's shit flaring up every ten years.