ALL OF US HAVE FELT IT AT SOME POINT Outrage fatigue: the sense that you just can’t take it anymore. You don’t want to look at a screen, no computer nor monitor holds any hope. If you still hold a newspaper, you feel slimed. The Heretik feels the fatigue usually about Thursday around four PM.
THE SHORT STORY OF OUTRAGE FATIGUE can be summed up as follows: 9/11 changed everything. God bless America. In between the 9/11 and the God, George Bush has jammed more horror than you could find in one of those Halloween fright night houses.
SCARE THE McKRAP OUT OF PEOPLE Attack the patriotism of those with courage to speak out early. Total control of information and total incompetence. Dark vision and blind hubris. No questions before, no answers after. Moral high ground, amoral sewer. THE SLOPPING TIDE HAS REACHED ITS CREST The pirates’ boats are beached, their crimes and booty all evident in the light. The villagers come now down upon the sand to catch who must be caught. So it begins. A continued sense of outrage will get us through these days and a sense of humor will see us through our nights.
QUESTION: When do you feel the fatigue and how do you get past it? Where do you find most outrage today and where do you see hope?
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THE ENEMY IS US. Or them. Is there an "us" anymore? An e mail from MEDIA GIRLWell, I have some more outrageous statements by Kos.
Booman, you've got your site now. Focus on that. Turn it into a haven for the non-reality-based community if you'd like, or try to keep it a bastion of rationality and reason.
What you consider "infighting" I consider fighting for the soul of the party. There are too many entrenched interests, too many factions, too many people who don't understand the notion of building a movement. It's not "let's add the women, then some blacks and Latinos, and the environmentalists, sprinkle some trial lawyers and cap it off with the gays". That's not building a movement. That's herding cats. And it hasn't worked.
That's what this exercise is about. But that is impossible as long as the single-issue groups demand to be at the top and forefront of any effort to brand the Democratic Party. Hence, they are a roadblock that must be pushed aside.
THE HERETIK ASKS just WHO ARE "WE"? Oy. Can "WE" afford to be associated with "them" or are they just us? Oy. The tent is still big, but some of the poles still believe they are BIGGER THAN OTHERS.
A MESSAGE FROM ONE OF "THEM" Mo' Better Blues? [Simian Brain] MO' = MODERATE?I have to say that as a queer person, I really like the term "mo" to
describe us homosexuals. I think it's fun, quick, quirky, and best of
all, new. It has no connotation of being burned at the stake like
"faggot" does; it isn't clinical like "homosexual" and "lesbian" tend
to be; and it doesn't imply an unnatural happiness that like most
people, we only experience part of time (gay).
"Mo" is really perfect in my view, but I didn't realize how easily
it could be co-opted by conservative Republicans to mean "moderate".