phil4132 Wrote:
Oct 17, 2013 8:24 PM
Your comment was not helpful. I agree that the main point of the column was to show how dehumanizing the enemy breaks down our natural aversion to killing, but I think the columnist discredits herself when she conflates genocide with far lesser war-time acts. Imagine if the columnist had instead used the example of Americans dehumanizing the unborn as "globs of tissue" or "a choice". Though I think that would have been a more apt comparison.