Thursday, January 05, 2012

Negative Panic

Hell, I’m beginning to wonder if anyone even cares anymore – on either side. I don’t think Democrats are enthused with Obama (far from it), and Republicans seem to be just going through the motions. I once thought it was just paralysis born out of fear of how to oppose The First Black President but that fear has developed into fatalistic apathy. The deeper we sink and the more serious our problems become, the less we seem to be willing to do anything.

It’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. In the psychological study of reactions to crises, such as air disasters, it's called "negative panic".

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