I knew this was where this thread would end up.
Have feelings become so partisan that we no longer listen to each other.
My post was an attempt to address catherine’s question – How could this happen; and in the process speak to the issue of psychology and institutions brought up by
The point of the Cohen quote is that it becomes difficult to see what is happening to a culture from the inside.
When a political culture becomes insular it can evolve toward all manner of horrors as detailed in “The Future”
I am suggesting that part of this process is the perversion of language.
“Collateral damage” is a disgusting euphemism from any point of view.