Discovering treachery where we were expecting good faith is provoking millions of us to anger. Wall Street and others try to calm us as they feign ignorance or blame complexity or turn to scapegoats.
We’ll be stronger if we face disappointment and demand better policies. We’re vulnerable if we rage into a mob. Populism is for Losers. “Populism is against. It can’t exist without an enemy, and is seldom able to create much beyond anger, misery and grief.”
We should be sure opinions are truly our own. We should warn ourselves if we blame groups or types or cadre. These are always abstract, ghosts in our mind only.
Our tomorrow is repair and not revenge, a better snarl.