The war will gain steam as folks who would normally turn away from the violence are struck with it. It’s hard to convince someone whose children have been harmed that they can’t blame an entire block of other people for the crime. It’s even harder to do when atrocities become commonplace. Folks who normally wouldn’t harm a fly will revert to savagery against their neighbor when they’re scared or angry, and they won’t much care if that neighbor is actually their enemy.
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