Monday, November 27, 2017

Outrage Fatigue

I'm fed up with both sides of the political spectrum. They both seem to exist on a constant diet of outrage. There doesn't seem to be enough truly outrageous things for either side so more and more mundane things are being elevated to outrage status.

I'm not listing examples or naming names, the list of either is long and obvious. There seems to be no center left. Calm reasoning and useful solutions are whats needed and are in short supply.

Maybe two political parties will always fracture like this. One side always demonizing the other. I am enjoying watching the German system where a government is trying to form by bringing together multiple parties and trying up front to reconcile their differences. This most recent attempt may be failing but the trying is what impresses me.