Social violence is designed to NOT cause damage to the tribe. It’s OK to sacrifice 1 or 2 individuals now and then, but the tribe must remain strong.
Witness this news article:
“dozens of violent youths clashed using bats, knives and even machetes”
And the damage?
“At least one person was stabbed.”
Maybe it’s a case of under-reporting (as opposed to the usual sensationalist reporting), but if you have dozens of people with bats and machetes having a go at each other, then there should be plenty of blood and dead people lying around.
If only 1 person’s been stabbed, then it was probably a Monkey Dance.
MacYoung and Miller are spot-on, once again.
Monkey dance example:
Where the monkey dance gets its name from: