[Spirit]
This Is How War Begins
by Charles Eisenstein
Posted January 15, 2017

dehumanizing, first step to murderAnyone who reads Facebook or pretty much any political website is sure to see comments that dehumanize not only the opposing candidate, but the candidate’s supporters too. This polarization and vitriol, unprecedented in my lifetime, has me more concerned than the prospect of an evil candidate winning. It is as if what is really going on here is a preparation for civil war.

Dehumanization is a predecessor of war. When you see your opponents as subhuman in their morals, conscience, or intelligence, then you will have to defeat them by force. Moral or rational persuasion won’t do it. That is what the above-quoted comments imply. More…