Let’s assume you watched “Blood Diamond” (the movie). It makes you cringe. You step out for fresh air. And then someone asks you - but why are you all flushed out? You’ve never been to Sierra Leone!
For me this article article was like a 5 minute intense movie. It is imagery. One need not have literally lived in it. But, if you have, you would have definitely felt the force with greater intensity than what I did.