How did we become a nation of such angry people?

Are the recent actions of Amy Bishop and Andrew Slack a sign of the times or are they an aberration and no cause for alarm?

The life situations of both individuals were markedly similar. One was unemployed and one was scheduled for unemployment in the very near future. Both felt persecuted and took out their anger on innocent people. One shot and killed three colleagues and injuring more, the other flew his airplane into a building killing an employee and himself while injuring scores of others.

During the Great Depression people jumped out of building windows killing themselves. What spurred these two people to such anger and is this type of anger sweeping the country due to economic conditions or is talk radio a part of the problem?

There seems to be a lot of anger expressed in this forum by many about everything and sometimes about nothing. If this type of unrestrained anger is being expressed in a blog anonymously, what is being expressed in real life situations?

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To borrow from Ann Coulter, certain people when using "we", really mean "they." It's not a "mea culpa," it's a "theya culpa"

New rule - you can't quote Ann Coulter when making a point about not being angry.

You dont get to make the rules...no matter how progressive you think you are...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

lol

If I wouldn't have credited the source, you would've thought it was a great point. haha

I run into people who are mentally ill everyday. The biggest problem is lack of their self estem. These people may appear to be confident, but they have some real inferiority issues going on inside that sphere connected to their neck. Their sense of a cure is to hurt someone else mentally or physically. I try real hard to stay out of people's way. Fortunately, I haven't run into too many people in Toledo who want to physically harm someone on general principle. Last year I did run into one man who wanted take-out a few people because his application wasn't acceptable because it wasn't in a folder. We had to call the police. Toledoens are usually different from that. Toledoens who haven't accomplished much, or their character is questionable appear to spend their time trashing people who have greatly out paced them in an arena that they want to be recognized for. The problem is, they don't want to do the work. They just want the credit.

FYI

The man who flew the plane into the building in Austin Texas was named Joe Stack, not Andrew Slack.

Andrew Joseph Stack.

And the good Mr stack was a leftist as was Mrs Bishop...

In fact Mrs Bishop was an obama worshiper...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Wolfpuppy and purehate both post about the levels of anger in the nation when they are both the most venomous and hate filled people out here.

Why are folks angry? - shoot, look in the mirror and ax yourselves.

This country was founded on anger. They were angry when they dumped tea in boston harbor, they were angry when Burr and Hamilton faced off in a duel. Anger is not new it's just reported on much better today than it was for the past 200 years.

One thing I have noticed that I see is a problem. Our society has experienced a lack of discipline and is viewing it as acceptable.

In the last 50 years the country has become more and more acceptable of people losing discipline in their work, family, and social lives. It has contributed to everyone thinking only about "I" or "me". We are slowly turning into a country filled of Maury Povich guests who yell "Don't judge me!" as if society has no right to deem what is acceptable by societal standards. It is tearing apart at our fabric.

The good news is this has happened several times in our country's history. The end result has always remained the same. Cream rises to the top and those who remain disciplined, make smart decisions, and don't draw negative attention to themselves rise above everyone else. The last time it happened a whole generation was able to overcome war, financial hardship, and loss of family values. That generation Tom Brokaw named "The Greatest Generation".

MikeyA

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