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All political media is rich with sources of outrage. It’s a constant drumbeat of people showing horrible behavior. Democrats and <insert Republicans I disagree with here> plan to do all kinds of evil. America’s enemies act blatantly, we have insane socialists with plans to destroy our way of life, and representative ready to nuke us. I’m vigilant and well aware of what is going down — I live in Obamastan, after all, surrounded by people who would despise me if they knew what I was.
What the hell am I supposed to do about this? I’m flooded with outrage like high-pressure steam, ready to act on an object, but I can’t see anywhere to apply it. So it builds and builds, growing hotter and more violent without any outlet. So, when I read yet another damned story about Democrats making the law their slave and selling out the country, what am I supposed to do with this outrage?
Vote? Already did. Where I am at, the Democrats will win almost every single office thanks to zombie voters and demographics. Besides, the outrage is constant, not just in election season.
Write my congresscritters? None of them would care — they get elected repeatedly despite doing nothing — thank the Machine and racial block voting.
Talk with and persuade people? I try, but I have to be careful or I could lose my job. Worse, I might need some co-workers to have my back in a hazardous situation. If they think I am a Nazi or something, would they still back me up while going into a toxic area? So many people are bathing in the opposite side’s rage.
Donate? I did, for the first time this election. I’m not able to actually influence some politician — I am well-off, but not loaded.
This is a legitimate question — I’ve got no answer. I’m debating avoiding all news and political blogs whatsoever, but that feels like surrender. I despise surrender. If you have an answer, please tell me before I decide to become a democrativore…Published in