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- Oct 2019
We know how language itself can wage war against us, by mimicking the same casual dehumanization of a bomb. Everyone you know and love: terrorists. Militants. Strategic targets. Collateral damage. The leveling of your neighborhood: an unfortunate mistake. The razing of your city: the birth pangs of a new Middle East. Seven dead, twenty wounded. Forty-one dead, ninety-three wounded. 1.2 million refugees. 2,000 migrants.
Cold language that is inhumane and lacks empathy can lead to genocide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxD-5CPJodM The first few minutes of the video pertains to Syria.