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Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Fake outrage

Thought some on this forum might enjoy gain some from reading this essay

 

http://www.theminimalists.com/outrage/

 

There are times when Outrage is an appropriate reaction to current events. The Twin Towers, cheating spouses, and violent crimes—all injustices, all valid reasons for momentary rage.

Most of the time, however, our Outrage is unwarranted: we shouldn’t be offended—but we are. This is especially true within the context of today’s Internet culture. Social media has become a breeding ground for armchair criticism, faux discontent, and passive-aggressive “disappointment,” a place in which we attempt to (paradoxically) decree our building tallest by ridiculing every nearby structure.

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we soon realize that this kind of judgment says more about the judge than the judged. After all, judgment is but a mirror reflecting the insecurities of the person who’s doing the judging.

True, we all judge, but it is best to do so with reason, respect, and empathy, rather than the rage, resentment, and disdain that have suffused our everyday lives. But the truth is that, for the vast majority of us, most Outrage-inducing events are irrelevant, and thus the Outrage itself is a waste of time. Few people are affected by deflated footballs or transgender celebrities, and yet we act as if these events directly shape our lives—we judge, we throw in our (unsolicited) two cents—and then feel a particular kind of emptiness when the dust clears and all that remains is a heap of hurt feelings.

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Milligan Hay - Iowa d:^)
Veteran Advisor

Re: Fake outrage

Today, somewhere, a person has a few cancer cells develop. 

 

If those few cancer cells are not dealt with, quickly, they will overtake the body, to the point of death. 

 

Liberal goals and liberal actions are just the same as cancer cells, and will also kill the host's body, if not dealt with in the same manner.

 

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r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Fake outrage

You mean like when some one prays out loud at a football game.

NewAgJudge
Senior Contributor

Re: Fake outrage

 

NO, when someone is obsessed about someone else's marriage that has ZERO ( none ) effect on them.

 

Or, When someone is so very OUTRAGED about someone needing to use the restroom, that has no effect on them

Milligan Hay - Iowa d:^)
Veteran Advisor

Re: Left's mission 2 destroy decency

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NewAgJudge
Senior Contributor

Re: Left's mission 2 destroy decency

 

Staged.

 

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Fake outrage

You still don't get it about praying at school, do you??  Well, as far as I am concerned you will just have to live with your ignorance.

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Left's mission 2 destroy decency

There is no mission to destroy decency from the left.  I don't think it is decent to try to force discrimination on certain elements of our society.  If you don't believe in that particular segment of society, don't join it. But also, don't legislate against it.  Keep your dress in your closet with the rest of your kinky stuff.  You guys here are trying to destroy being decent.  They have already destroyed that notion in their own little mind and now are attempting to make sure it is gone from everyone!  Does the phrase, "All men are created EQUAL" mean anything to you guys??

NewAgJudge
Senior Contributor

FOllow these steps

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