Humint Events Online: Outrage

Wednesday, November 24, 2004


It's kind of funny. A little earlier I was remembering for a brief moment how upset I was when they impeached Clinton over the Lewinsky scandal.

That all seems so far away now. And with all the horrendous bullshit that has gone on over the past six years, it's really hard to feel much outrage anymore.

Now, stories like this:"Witnesses say US forces killed unarmed civilians", seem to hardly even move me.

Which is frigtheningly reminiscient to this:
The slow creep of fascism
(Excerpted from Milton Mayer's They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1939-1945.)
Believe me this is true. Each act, each occasion is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next. You wait for one shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join you in resisting somehow.
(emphasis added)


Blogger CrowMagnum said...

Makes me think of the boiling frog analogy; A frog placed in boiling water will struggle with every ounce of energy it has to escape but that same frog placed in luke warm water that is then slowly heated until boiling will not struggle but will calmly allow itself to be boiled to death.

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