I am constantly amazed by individuals who are quick to call out the ineptitude and wrongdoing of others, especially politicians, yet will excuse, defend or simply ignore incompetence and misconduct when it’s “their guy”.  I mean, I have nothing but sympathy for the partisan hacks who can only view right and wrong through the myopic lens of party affiliation.  Pity those who take offense to some shitty behavior and compose a lengthy critique only to realize too late that the transgressor is someone they publicly supported.  At which point it’s “Well, it isn’t THAT bad.” or “Yeah, but the other guy…” or “In retrospect, this is something I can really get behind.”  The bullshit hypocrisy and sanctimonious outrage shtick (Because that’s all it is really, just insubstantial camp.) is so transparent and, frankly, annoying that it merits an automatic unfollow and/or block.

As of today, I am done.

Today’s Yes/No. If your sense of right and wrong and moral indignation exists on some sliding scale weighted by blind political devotion, you have approximately zero credibility and should just pack it in.


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8 thoughts on “August 31, 2021: The Sliding Scale of Moral Outrage

  1. Oh yes, you have just described about 75% of today’s social media , mainstream media, and internet discussion.
    Or , am being overly generous by saying it’s only 75% ?

  2. I don’t think you have to be a zealot to fall into the very human trap of wearing loyalty blinders, especially in the US where partisan politics are taken to the extreme. I try to keep an open mind, but I find some ideologies and public figures so repugnant as to drive me in the complete opposite direction. Fortunately, I have learned to keep my viewpoints to myself. Mom always said, “Better to be thought of as a fool than to open one’s mouth and prove it.”

    I like pretty much everything pumpkin pie, so I’m definitely go for the KitKat.

    Nice concept artwork. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yes, completely agree with you about political sycophants. I’ve been blocking them right and left (literally, 😉 ) . You even see people excusing leaving dogs over in Kabul. I expected this kind of mess from the last guy but I’m in shock seeing the FUBAR now. Just 😳😨😲🤯😢.

    Anyhoo, I’ve been seeing ads for the election in Canada. Did I read correctly, that one of the front runners for PM wants to bring in private insurance? Should be interesting to watch.

    Ugg, yesterday I had some kind of medication reaction/migraine and spent the whole day in bed wigged out. I hate wasted days but I’m going to push through a normal schedule today. I’m up at 5 am, drinking a smoothie and preparing to swim laps at the Y.

    How is everyone else out there doing?

    1. This is the most entertaining Canadian election in recent memory. Trudeau calls an unnecessary election not half way through his mandate and despite the fact that he promised he wouldn’t all an election during the pandemic, believing he could secure a majority. Instead, it’s looking like he may actually go down to defeat.

  4. I see political discourse as mildly amusing…and the folk engaging in it as somewhat,,,slow…my father eschewed all discussion of politics, religion and sex (hmm,,,that last may be an exaggeration)…. He also said “if you can’t find something nice to say,,say nothing”…he was a quiet man…

  5. 😲 Defeat? Really? Hmm, I thought Trudeau was extremely popular. I have seen Trudeau doing political ads. I didn’t notice his ads before this. This ought to be interesting…

    Newsome’s recall should be interesting, as well. Everyone yelling about it on twitter, are blaming the R’s but I’ve seen many D’s calling for his recall, too.

    Did you see Newsome sweeping out homeless camps? https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/newsom-grabs-a-broom-and-talks-homeless-policy-at-sf-encampment/ar-AANP9B3 I suppose we should have regular recalls for better performance. 😉

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