When outrage is your friend

Posted by: Phineas on December 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

**Posted by Phineas

I don’t know about you, but, when I hear someone say they are outraged by something, or that something is “outrageous,” it sounds odd to me. Seemingly quaint and a bit archaic, even Victorian, it brings to mind images of a stuffy old fuddy-duddy harrumphing over skirts that go above the ankle.

In other words, outrage is out of date. Obsolete.

In this episode of Afterburner, Bill Whittle disagrees and looks three recent incidents that should educe outrage in any sensible and decent person, why that’s a good thing, and how that sense of outrage is actually what’s needed these days:

As Bill says, Election Day 2012 will be an excellent time to make our outrage known.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Carlos says:

    One must, however, distinguish between the “faux” outrage of, say, Chucky Cheesy Schumer over the taxes the “1%” don’t pay and real outrage, like about the 50% who don’t pay any taxes.