The writer teases also as a self discipline to himself that It is a hypocrisy of "critics" to criticize the distortion or failure of society with a grieving face while putting themselves in a safety zone. I think, however, modern people who deplore the politics of contemporaries exaggeratedly based on information like rumor are also on the same line as these "critics" unconsciously. From "Words of A Dwarf."
"March 2 2019
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"