Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around:Outrage Fatigue and Shifting Focus
‘The more things change, the more they stay the same’.
As I watch most of my friends and family vent about the stories now dominating the news here, this maxim remains fixed in my head.I will not write a post detailing my thoughts on the latest controversy, as I have successfully moved Diminutive Diva away from the bandwagon model of blogging. Instead, I’d like to share a post from last year explaining why I chose to refine my focus.
I know better. I should have never clicked ‘play’ on that video. It is not as if it could show me anything new. It couldn’t teach a lesson any different from the one I peeped watching a fuzzy video with my late Grandma back in 1991, or the simmering emotion in the voices of my elders as they discussed it after Sunday dinner. There is truly nothing new under the sun. I was tempted to revert to my old way of doing things. Instead I managed to just say no to it all.
I said no to the national outrage that Amy Goodman addressed in yesterday’s episode of Democracy Now.
I said no to the urge to craft verbose posts of condemnation.
I said no to the threads I was tagged in to debate the controversy and lend back-up to my acquaintances.
I said no to nurturing the fixation on…
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