You’re Angry Because You’re Supposed To Be

If you are angry now after the 2016 election, it is because there was a year-long news cycle that prepared one half of the country to be violently angry NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED. If you don’t think this is true, you don’t have enough friends who were on the other side of the election or have been very carefully feeding yourself only the news stories that agree with your ideas. Think about it—half the country was going to be FURIOUS no matter what. That seems odd, doesn’t it?

Who in the world would want to make SURE that half the country was violently angry about its government, no matter what? What would anybody stand to gain from that? Whatever it is, I have no interest in being manipulated in such a fashion.

If you want to attack something, figure out why somebody would want you to be so mad and attack that—not your own government. I have some ideas of what it might be, but nothing really concrete enough.

Now, as a side note, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind everybody that SEDITION IS ILLEGAL.

Here’s the definition of “sedition” from the Oxford American Dictionary:

sedition, n., conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

It is NOT protected by the First Amendment and you CAN go to jail for it. Peaceful protest, the right of assembly, all of these are fine. You are welcome to disagree with the government as much as you want, which is one of the great things about the USA. However, since you’re my friend and I care about you, I’d like to remind you that no matter how angry you are, you don’t want to call down the full force of the government on you by actually doing something illegal.

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