“But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely.”
– George Orwell, Politics And The English Language.
I cannot possibly be the first person to notice this, but here it is: every single time I’ve heard somebody use the phrase “in a post-[…whatever…] world”, that person has been trying to justify an atrocity.
That’s all, really. As you were.