These children must treat one another this way, and themselves this way in their own heads. This vile, ugly, grotesque behavior reveals something rotted and frightening -- and I'm not completely sure what that is. To be one of these children, to be around these children, to maintain one's humanity surrounded by them... I despair.
Have young people grown so coarse, so unmoored from civility, that this is normal to them? Is this new? How does this happen?
Really, I'm sickened. I feel genuine fear to think of my children exposed to that, inured to it. It's dystopian. It's feral.