Someone has called for a thread about the “cages” thing, because, you know. I do agree that the Trump Narratives thread is getting unwieldy, but there seems to be a taste here for big theme, long-lasting threads, so why focus exclusively on something so ephemeral?
So here’s a thread for that, and for whatever stuff in that category comes down the pike. Because there’s always stuff like that.
People speak of the death of outrage. Real outrage is deader than disco, but faux outrage? It’s all the rage. In fact, it killed off real outrage, skinned it, and is wearing its hide as a trophy and demanding respect.
So grab a beer and shed a crocodile tear over whatever it is they’re screaming about this month. And we can laugh at their overwrought theatrics. Or get pissed off at their lies and double standards and unfair attacks. But mostly laugh, because that’s more fun.
(In our sober moments, we can mourn real outrage. But that’s been dead so long that perhaps we should just move on?)
Mrs. Lovejoy calls it thinking of the children. TV Tropes calls it “narm.” Well, what’s the harm in a little narm?
(Lest threads multiply beyond necessity, let’s also make this a thread for dime store compassion and “I feel your pain” synthetic empathy.)