The so-called May 15th Incident in 1932. It is said that the then prime minister controlled the young officers who attacked to shoot at him saying like this. Immediately afterwards, he was cruelly murdered with a word of "Don't waste your breath." It seems that what he worried about at the moment was not the fact that the conflict became more serious, but that a place where a conflict of opinions is recognized as a conflict was lost. And also it was that, in that way, the public denominator to reason with each other disappeared and <society> itself broke down.
"March 7 2019
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"