I took a walk through Old Delhi with nearly two dozen people. Almost all Hindus. We walked through a Muslim neighbourhood, enjoyed food cooked by muslims, were served by muslims and had meat that is prohibited by our religion. Then how come most of us “normal” people drift so far when it comes to political opinion?
All through history, large masses of people have behaved like frogs on slow boil. During the most transformational times, most people don’t realise their role in the slow march to the extreme. The Germans took only a few years to rationalise wiping another people off.
You think it is dirty politics, you think this will pass over, you think you are too cool to be political, you think your fancy parties and your expensive hobbies make you superior, you think let’s kill a few and then stop. History has shown there are no controlled wars. When it burns, everything burns.