I didn't think the civil war portrayal was "farcical". I thought Koronga was not happy about it, and fairly disgusted with the whole thing. The whole chapter read off as serious to me. Maybe that's how I read it or something.
There's some recognition of the pointlessness of it all, but that doesn't make it farcical...
Then I turned to Keetongu. "At least now I know you really can heal people!" I grinned widely.
The titan smiled politely -- apparently it wasn't as funny as I'd thought.
Wow, faux pas much? >_<
I thought it was a fourth-wall trope joke. The "healer can't do anything and just watches them die" pattern just got busted, and our narrator feels the need to point it out.
Unfortunately, that just highlights how bad things are in the MU.