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Should We Be Mad?

A few days ago, after catching up on a few Daily Shows, I ranted on Tumblr about being mad:

We should be mad as hell right now. Mad at the government for not fulfilling its duty of protecting those who need protection; mad at the media for propagating untruths over and over again until we actually believe that all Muslims pose a problem to our nation or that two people who love each other cannot get married if they happen to be of the same gender. We should be mad at the unions for decades of incompetence. Mad at corporate America for disregarding the human factor in order to get financial gain. Mad at the inequities created by greed. But most of all, we should be mad at ourselves. We should be mad because if our nation is truly “by the people, for the people,” then we’re doing a terrible job of governing ourselves. We should be mad that we don’t vote, and that less than 1% of the American public can identify all 9 Supreme Court Justices (read that link and get even angrier) – the arbiters of law – We should know better. We should learn from the lessons of history so that we don’t fall on the wrong side of it. And this is where we are right now. We should be mad as hell.

About joshsternberg

Josh Sternberg is the content strategist for The Washington Post. Prior to that he was the media reporter for Digiday. Additional bylines include: The Atlantic, The Awl, Pacific Standard, Mashable, Huffington Post, Mediaite.


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