The first thought that is impressed upon me as I read about this state of blood, warfare, and degeneration, is that these are the conditions under which Mormon acts as editor of the Book of Mormon. It is fresh upon his mind what he is trying to avoid in compiling a record to the benefit of future generations.
When hatred is brought against hatred as the compelling force or motivation for doing something, it is only met with resistance and more hatred. It accomplishes no good thing, and the destructive outcomes are lamentable, at best.
I do not wish to dwell upon this chapter any more, and so I am choosing to move on. I think the prophet Mormon would feel the same.