All this anger is tiring. For me its time to forget politics and the country in
general for a while and get away and do other stuff. It's amazing what
getting into the mountains does (biking, backpacking, river running, fishing,
etc..) . We live in a beautiful state with lots to do and the confusion and
clutter of the rest of the courty can get you caught up in it all if you
aren't careful -- I have heard enough of fake news and democrats and
Russian conspiracy for a while -- time to check out for a few months.
Anger begets anger, a troubling phenomenon that feeds on itself and can lead to
violence. Jesus didn’t just teach us to not kill each other. He said that
he who is angry at his brother without cause is in danger of hell fire.Without cause is the phrase we seize upon, We think we have cause and
sometimes we do. But if it is left unchecked, it can spiral out of control to
one’s deep regret..
I'll bet that some serious research would find a strong correlation between
education and anger. I'll propose the theory that people with less
education also have fewer emotional and intellectual skills that might enable
them to deal more effectively with perceived changes around them.Fear is a natural reaction to ANY changes in our world. It was once needed as
a basic survival tool. Today, change comes at us rapidly from all sides. Too
rapidly for some of us. But education trains our brains to seek
alternatives to almost any situation. When we are able to find alternatives,
fear is reduced or eliminated. Education provides a person with the ability to
easily recognize other possible safe avenues of thought or action. People who
experience constant fear finally become unable to deal effectively and properly
with the world around them and risk having their fear explode into rage.As is the case with so many of society's problems, EDUCATION is
likely the key to this one, too.In study after study, people who
identify as "conservative" are much less optimistic and happy than those
who are "liberal."
Liberals are upset because they didn't get their way. Liberals are
supposedly the ones that are open minded and accept many viewpoints. However,
they only accept viewpoints that match their agenda.When Obama was
president, conservatives weren't happy, but they lived their lives. Some
liberals are so obsessed and upset that Trump is president that they cannot live
their lives anymore. For instance take a look at Rosie O'Donnell. She
can't go 1 hour without posting something about Trump. He literally has
taken over her life in every way.
My theory is that most jobs stink. Then you have two other jobs to make
end's meet. You rarely get to see your family or have time develop other
passions or hobbies. On top of that, get the flu and go see the doctor who
gives you ten minutes of his/her time and get billed several hundred dollars.
That's even if you get to see a doctor vs. a nurse practicioner. Your
politicians are ineffective, your tax dollars are wasted. Add on traffic,
pollution and congestion and there you have it. Did I answer the
This piece has got to be a re-print from 2008 through 2016...Right?The anger from the right-wing was white hot during those 8
years.There is a copy of this same piece from that time addressing
the problem of white hot anger of the right-wing as well as the solution to that
anger?Right?If not...the premise behind this piece
becomes patently obvious.Sad.
@Ultra Bob – “The unfair treatment that causes most terrorism is the
economic oppression of business upon non-business people.”That
is a canard.Terrorism today is fueled almost exclusively by
religious fanaticism. If this were not so we would be seeing non-Muslims living
in Muslim majority countries (Christian Yazidis for example, who suffer the same
economic/political conditions) engaging in acts of terror as well. We
don’t.And if political/economic grievance were the prime
motivator here, why aren’t Tibetan Buddhists blowing up cafes all over
China? Tibetan Buddhist are arguably the most oppressed group of the last half
century. They’ve been abused to the point of losing their country and
religion (unless in exile) – fates far worse than any suffered in the
Middle East.Big Business (Wall Street) certainly has much to answer
for, but causing terrorism is not one of them.
Anger is a normal reaction, when perceived unfair treatment has exhausted or has
no satisfactory protection. Anger is most often seen in small children because
of their slave status and in wounded or cornered animals trying to survive.
Anger is adult humans is tempered by the expected consequences and it takes a
lot more to trigger. One of my favorite quotes is “Only a fool cannot get
mad, but a wise man who won’t”.The unfair treatment that
causes most terrorism is the economic oppression of business upon non-business
The majority of the country appears to be feeling a twinge of hope as far as
politics goes. Truth and honesty may appear in government again!Trump's presidency is not going as he had planned. Many, in both
political parties, are now on to the collusion that has occurred/occurring in
the White House.Perhaps, there will be some big changes that this
president had not thought would happen? There will be even more continuing
investigations, and information, that continue to drip, drip, drip?Will
there be even more negative and detrimental factual information to come in this
peculiar presidency?.........and more than half of our country and our
world will feel happier?
Childhood tantrums occur most commonly around ages 2 to 3. Funny, among
liberals and leftists they're still happening in college.
smoke some MJ.... happy happy happy
No fitAnger led to trump’s election. His election made those on the
left angry because they felt it their divine right to ascend to the presidency.
Many heeded the warning about trump’s opponent. And regardless of what
else we get out of it, we got Neil Gorsuch, so we are miles ahead of where
hilary would have put us.SkepticI am truly sorry you have
become so disillusioned with your church. I am truly grateful I do not that
issue. Brave Sir RobinFuture Shock – book published in
the late 60s, I think. Is that what you are referring to?MaverickMSNBC, joy behar, bill maher, kathy griffith etc certainly want to keep people
angry, that’s how they make their money. They certainly have no incentive
to actually inform people.
Am radio and Fox News wants to keep people angry. That's how they make
their money. They certainly don't make money by informing people!
Bible believers are not rioting, they are more involved with family and
community and hobbies and staying away from drugs. We are imperfect, yet faith
brings miracles. Ether 12:12
I think the anger of the electorate lead to Trump's election, rather than
Trump's election being the start if anger.The internet and talk
radio have helped people realize the media has been lying to and manipulating
them for a long time. Big business, crony capitalists are not providing good
jobs. Meanwhile, taxes to support welfare (corporate and individual) take too
big a bite. The middle class is scared and angry.At the same time,
as we run out of other people's money, the welfare class realizes there
will not be perpetual increases in benefits. They are angry.Liberals
thought they were so close to getting socialized medicine and banishing religion
and imposing carbon taxes they are angry those plans now seem stalled.
Conservatives are upset at having their values and capitalism assaulted.I don't see much room for compromise because we are now at such
opposing values. Federalism with diversity among States is probably our only
hope. Let States handle healthcare, abortion, drugs, and marriage and other
major issues without federal mandates. It works for gambling, booze, and
The antidote to anger is humility. Since she was not perfect, I am
sure that Mother Teresa experience feelings of anger. But, I am not aware that
she ever acted on such feelings. Rather, she probably felt sadness, empathy and
concern. But, she also probably felt Christ-like love and genuine happiness and
joy more often than not.
The anger we see so much of is due to an individual who, in a million, years,
the majority of America, did not expect to be elected to the highest office in
the land.Many voters neglected to listen to the warnings we had regarding
this individual.The warnings have now become the truth, and Americans and
the world are struggling at how we can repair or replace this troubled
individual, who creates havoc each and every single day.
I think the reason everyone is so angry is because things in our world are
changing so quickly and we can't cope with that pace of change. Humans
aren't evolved to deal with such rapid change in our environment, and the
effect on our brain makes us angry. Currently the amount of information in the
world is doubling every 7 years, and the amount of new information we have to
absorb is taxing our brains in ways it wasn't designed to be taxed.Take communication, for example. For tens of thousands of years, the
fastest way to communicate a message long distances was by horse. Then it was by
train, then telegraph, then telephone, then satellite, internet, texting, social
media, etc. And all of those innovations happened within less than 200 years!
We're angry simply because we're struggling to keep up.Solutions? There are none. Progress isn't going to stop. Until our minds
evolve to be able to handle the current pace of change, expect everyone to
Righteous Indignation – our new drug of choice.