— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) August 11, 2015
That old saying about sticks and stones breaking bones but words never harming us has effectively been turned on its head in Post-America.
Stated differently, tweets like the above are the natural outgrowth of a culture in which hypothetical threats like global warming or The Great Books are treated as existential, while actual threats to life and limb like say a nuclearized Iran or armed protestors are either ignored or whitewashed if they do not serve a political narrative.
Exit question: Will we see this tweet from the LA Times in the future? “Hundreds arrested in Gaza raid, but no violence other than thousands of rockets lobbed at Israelis?”
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