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March 2015



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TGR, Gutenberg, Rubric

Righteous Indignation--Scattergun Approach

I could blame it all on age, unemployment, senility, religion (or lack thereof), politics, the weather, loneliness, or self-pity. Or on about a hundred other things that I won't waste my time listing. The simple fact is that I consider myself to be righteously indignant over...

Well, that's the problem. Like writer's block, for me it doesn't come from a lack of ideas but from a logjam of things trying to get through. I can't get indignant over any one thing, simply because everywhere I turn there is something else just begging for my wrath to fall upon it.

Let's replace offensive words in classic literature. Let's have more cooperation across the aisle in congress--in other words, do everything we tell you to. Let's deny citizenship to children born in the United States of illegal aliens. Let's repeal ObamaCare and take away what precious little health insurance I have. Let's install more traffic cameras anywhere except where it would do some good. Let's clutter the median of the boulevard with campaign signs--election is only two years away! Let's force every bill to have a "constitutional authorization" clause. Let's develop more high-density housing in overcrowded areas. Let's build a tunnel, overpass, bypass, toll-route, or any other multi-billion dollar project designed to accommodate more single passenger pollution pomulgators instead of mass transit options. Let's cut off unemployment compensation to force people to go back to work instead of living off the state. Let's... You get the idea. We're mad as hell and we just won't take it anymore!

I have a great idea. Let's all believe just like I do and that will solve all the world's problems, the deficit, the job shortage, the tax crisis, over-population, world health, war, famine, and discord. It is such a simple solution, I can't believe no one has thought of it before! And it has the added benefit of curing righteous indignation!

At least mine.