Friday, April 20, 2012

American politics: because it's easier to express righteous indignation than to make substantive arguments

Just sayin'. Now everyone is in on the game, right, left, and center, and we're seeing 'well I nevers' flying this way and that, as people are egregiously offended about trivial things scoring political points for their side. Everything is the worst insult ever, everything is shocking. Bill Maher was completely right when he wrote in his op-ed in the New York Times that people should please quit apologizing.

*on edit: personally, I've been noticing that the outrage cycle, the time between when someone says something and when the world gets up in arms about it, is shrinking. Perhaps we're approaching a singularity where the outrage will consume itself and disappear into a black hole.

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