Where is The Public Anger?
What is happening to public anger? I am wondering if the blogosphere is siphoning what 40 or 50 years ago we would have seen in the streets. It is so easy to write a piece, send it out into the cyberspace ethos, then forget about it and think that we have done something.
I wonder if the damage of blogging is that we are all in our little corners of our worlds writing and spinning our yarns thinking that we are educating the world, only to discover that, were we fortunate enough to be read, what would that do?
I have been seeing issues that flare up in the news as wildfires. A few recent examples: The scanning machines are considered a kind of strip search and a pat-down has been called in the news "public groping." Even the Secretary of State chimed in with her views on being groped in airport security lines. The anger is volatile, similar to how the Tea Parties were full of sound and fury, in the long run signifying nothing.
"Don't touch my junk," shouts out one young man with a kind of shot-that-was-heard-around-the-world, revolution in his tone. We see tremendous anger over the TARP monies being misspent, even anger over it being spent at all, let alone misspent. The news comes and goes.
One more issue that people are enraged about is the way the banks mismanaged the monies lent to them with tax dollars, and the banks turning around and, with arrogance, decrying that they were had by the terrible poor people who should have never been able to buy a house in the first place.
One more example of banking greed that came and went, was the over-building of condos, selling them at an inflated rate. Then when the people who purchased them could not sell them because they had become worth only half as much as they paid for them, the bank put them on the market for half price.Continued on the next page