Gareth Cliff tries to make sense of the constant fake outrage that exists in our lives, particularly on social media… and in the process gets quite outraged himself. Ben thinks the whole country needs therapy, and Mabale decides she needs a break from it all in the form of a social media detox.

 

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Gareth’s Rant – Why the Outrage?

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  • Darienne
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    I don’t think it’s only the people that are suffering that should be allowed to be upset/outraged about issues. It’s not true at all that only the people that were being affected by an issue were the ones concerned with the issue more than 40 years ago. Not everyone that has a ‘burning issue’ is calling themselves an activist either. The real problem is apathy. Not whether or not you are ‘allowed’ to feel strongly about an issue. Not every person that is a victim of racism and feels strongly about it knows the details of the civil rights movement in America. Neither should they have to in order to have racism as their ‘burning issue’. ‘Does this upset you?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Do you know the entire history behind this situation, are you directly influenced by it and are you going to do something about it (all of the above have to be true)?’ ‘No.’ ‘Then you have no right for this to be an issue of yours and you may not be upset about it.’ That’s retarded.

  • Darienne
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    You’re upset about the people that scream the loudest that don’t actually know what they’re talking about and aren’t even going to do anything about it and I think that is definitely a reason to be upset.