Category: Politics

Viral anger spreads like a disease — and it’s making the country sick

“No wonder it feels as if the nation is a little sick. It’s as if we all have a virus and some of us are more vulnerable to it than others. That is in fact how some social scientists are describing the spread of rage and division. Violence and violent speech meet the criteria ofdisease, says Dr. Gary Slutkin, founder of Cure Violence. Like a virus, violence makes more of itself. Rage begets more rage. And it spreads because
we humans are wired to follow our peers.”

“Viral anger spreads like a disease — and it’s making the country sick” by Susana Schrobsdorff in TIME

seriously, the guy has a point

Tavi, things I did not know. If only Fearless Girl was a guerilla act I’d be all for it, but to learn they put it up without the Raging Bull artist’s go-ahead? That’s a no-go in the art work. Disrespectful. Appropriation.

“In effect, Fearless Girl has appropriated the strength and power of Charging Bull. Of course Di Modica is outraged by that. A global investment firm has used a global advertising firm to create a faux work of guerrilla art to subvert and change the meaning of his actual work of guerrilla art. That would piss off any artist.”

“And yet, there she is, the Fearless Girl. I love the little statue of the girl in the Peter Pan pose. And I resent that shes a marketing tool. I love that she actually IS inspiring to young women and girls. And I resent that shes a fraud. I love that she exists. And I resent the reasons she was created.”