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  •  What amazes me (2+ / 0-)
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    cassandracarolina, tobendaro

    is that outrage can be sustained so long.  My prediction several years ago was that it couldn't and that it would have to die down due to sheer exhaustion.

    The fact they are still going at it leads me to believe it is a good dose of self-righteous indignation that gives it staying power; that the ego must be flattered at the same time the outrage is being spoon-fed.

    I wish I knew more about how the other patrons reacted.  I'd like to ask the author, was anyone agreeing with her?

    Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth - Abraham Lincoln

    by Gustogirl on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 07:16:48 AM PST

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    •  Nobody was agreeing with her (2+ / 0-)
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      Gustogirl, tobendaro

      Her stylist was making the sort of "uh, huh... yeah" type of comments that someone makes to placate a client. There certainly wasn't anyone clearly agreeing or engaging.

      I agree with you, Gustogirl - it's troubling that this sort of racist-fueled anger can be sustained. I "credit" Faux News with continuing to fan the flames and keep their viewers in a perpetual state of anger and paranoia.

      However, as someone who has gone through periods of anger and resentment, it's really not fun after a while, and as you see your friends, family, colleagues, and eventually, total strangers avoiding you.

      It takes a LOT of emotional energy to maintain that frown, and while one may not feel like smiling, the energy could be put to many more beneficial uses.

      Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. -- Woody Allen

      by cassandracarolina on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 07:41:51 AM PST

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