March 6, 2017
Ace: How to Survive In the Age of RageBest thing you'll read today. The world feels like a Twilight Zone episode to them -- the world they went to sleep in on November 8, 2016 was not the same world they woke up to the next day of November 9, 2016.
Parts of it looked the same, but nothing looked quite the same. The feeling they have is the horrific, creepy feeling of the uncanny -- a feeling that things look normal and familiar from most angles, but you can't shake the sense that there's something off or alien about them. A classic trope of the uncanny is the automaton or doll which appears human, or, even worse, the human who appears to be a doll. (Content warning on that -- very creepy.)....
Remember how shellshocked and benumbed liberals were after 9/11? Oh we all were, don't get me wrong. But they were shellshocked and benumbed because it wasn't just 3000 Americans that were slaughtered that day, it was all their sacred religious pieties and all their smug certainties about how the world really worked.
Americans experienced the shock of sudden almost-inconceivable horror on 9/11, but progressives experienced something even worse: The feeling that they'd been wrong their whole lives. -- Read it all at How to Survive In the Age of Rage
Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 6, 2017 1:26 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
Jettison the contaminated cocoon and get on with it, don't let them live in your head rent free.
Posted by: ghostsniper at March 6, 2017 2:15 PM