Monday, March 26, 2007

Curse and Damnation!

This last weekend, a circular conversation spiraled into nihilism: lamenting the lamentable corporations, the lamentable and corrupt leaders of said corporations, the lamentable co-workers, the lamentable George Bush (well, duh!), the lamentable conservatives, the lamentable oppressors everywhere. Curse and damnation, society is utterly and irretrievably despicable!

In exasperation I said, "Light a candle, man!"

No question worrisome worries worry people. The economy feels fragile, the white man is oppressed, teachers suffer, and all sorts of maladies stoke righteous rage these days. Marches and protests aren't nearly as fun, either, what with counter protests and whatnot. What's an angry person to do?

Rage on, man. Rage on!


Anonymous said...

What's an angry person to do?

Convert to Islam and go Jihadi. Then your rage becomes God's Will.

MaxedOutMama said...

Just do something productive. It's amazing how prayer shows us those paths.

You're right that our public dialogue is long on indignation and short on problem-solving, though.

Melissa Clouthier said...

I think things have been pretty good for a long time. It is fashionable to protest and lament and argue (heck, I spend a lot of my time blogging doing just that!), but really we all have the luxury of this jaw-flapping because things are good enough.

Survival mode tends to focus the mind on whats really important. Depression, attention-deficit, and protest movements evaporate when life and limb truly are at stake.

Chalmers said...

I am not sure if this circular discussion included me, but I am guessing I should not argue with the woman that blogs by the hour?

Will that become the new, "Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel?"

Love ya sis,