Though the current "visible" war is by all means an awful thing, it immediately draws attention to the fact that some wars are made far more visible than others.
There have been many horrible and violent conflicts in the past two decades, yet most of them remained invisible. For one reason or another, these invisible wars were not deemed worthy of our awareness and attention.
Conversely, the current overt conflict demands our awareness and attention entirely. More than that, it demands our allegiance, in much the same way the birdemic demanded our allegiance.
Among other things, the visible part of the birdemic war was the instillation of terror followed by the "necessary actions" that would make and keep the world safe.
The invisible part of the birdemic war remains invisible to this day, much like the spiritual war, which remains the most invisible war of all.