Some people take a kind of glee in the suffering of others. Perhaps they too have suffered, and so believe (falsely) that dragging others down into their depravity of not giving a shit is justified.
The worse players in this game is the Media, who make money from spreading our discomforts, all the while ghoulishly shoving a camera in our faces and asking us how we feel.
I seriously want to punch newsreaders in the face for all the seriously stupid stuff they say, invent, repeat, relish, and otherwise make up out of nothing.
I burn with rage – far too much – while all the time surrounded by folks who assert that being peaceful and pretending otherwise (than bearing the truth of what I really feel, and take it out into the world), … rage is not moral or good so some believe, while hiding under their beds. Gods&goddesses make war … always have. We are their children.
Pretty soon we may have to act in Ways that put ourselves at risk. Not the other guy – ourselves.
In order to face down the ruling Oligarchy – the Lords of Finance – we have to get our hands dirty. We can also be smart. Still, recall the last words of the original Declaration of Independence:
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
If we don’t take risks, the swamp things in DC and on Wall Street will win.