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Yemen: Our future?

"They must kill and continue to kill, strange as it may seem, in order not to know that they are killing." -- Rene Girard, "Things Hidden since the Foundation of the World."

Socially sanctioned killing is called war. The word "war" may be the most powerful word in human history, because it creates a mask of respectability for -- that is, it conceals -- the dehumanization and mass slaughter of a designated enemy, along with limitless environmental contamination. When we're "waging war," we have given ourselves permission not to know what we are doing, even if what we're doing

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