"In 'Warriors', the British UN troops posted in the former Yugoslavia are powerless witnesses to the atrocities carried out by the ethnic cleansers."
Atrocity - The quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane or an act of inhumane cruelty.
It’s from Latin “atrox” meaning terrible, cruel, bloody, fierce, and dreadful. And basically any other synonyms with those words.
Atrocity feels like a pretty word to keep dreadful things hidden. To be able to write objectively about what really happened and be politically correct.
Like handle over a bag with horrors and cruelties but keeping your own hands clean since you are only touching the handles of the bag, like “hear you go, I’m just telling you what it is, but it’s your problem.”
It is a word that makes me sad. It is a word filled to the brim with so much tragedy.