It's a chilling scene, and, despite its bloodlessness
, is difficult to watch.
Placed alongside the commentary of an earlier era, today's public discourse seems polite to the point of bloodlessness
The common threads through all five are bloodlessness
and trade, so regardless of whether Heracles kills the Other, he has no blood on his hands, and the Other, whether dead or alive, is dominated and traded.
His MO - that's modus operandi to the uninitiatied - is bloodlessness
Philosophy will be condemned for its bloodlessness
and even borderline treason in times of crisis; and emotion, at least when business is more or less as usual, will be subjected to constant pathologization and medicalization, labelled an irrational disease in need of a cure.