Speaking of what happens to our humanity when we are constantly being exposed to brutalities like executions and genocide, Patricial Williams quotes Cynthia Cannady:
“What has happened to us is a violation of our being. And we do not even seem to know it. Yes, there are numberless victims in Iraq. But we are victims, too. What is being killed is our ability to care about what happens to other people. We think we can just on with our private lives, but we [actually] can’t take back what we have purchased.”
The whole article is worth reading.