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Beware The “Politics of Rage”

I'm in the tunnel under Grand Central on the Harlem Line and I'm thinking the same thing I always am as the train starts to creak forward into around nine minutes of uninterrupted darkness that not even Verizon's LTE can penetrate. "What if one of these didn't shift correctly?," I ask myself, looking down out the window at the ancient maze of rusty tracks that each day divert commuter trains and keep them from plowing headfirst into one another, a tragedy that would hastily be turned into political fodder on both sides of the aisle - thousands of martyrs to thank for an excuse to implement fiscal spending. What happens next is always interesting and it's another great sociological experiment - a fantastic opportunity to watch people squirm. Without our smartphones and tablets we are all Linus without his blanket. After around eight minutes and forty-five seconds, there's a perceptible (if inaudible) sigh of relief as the train barrels out of the tunnel and into Harlem. In unison everyone pulls their phones out. It's like "the wave" at a basbeball game only accompanied by a cacophony of tweets, buzzing, ringing, and dinging. From my seat: the crisp crack and fizz that comes from
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2 comments on “Beware The “Politics of Rage”

  1. Curt Tyner says:

    In other words a s**t storm is coming and most people can’t and in some cases won’t know what hit them. This is going to get ugly. Thanks for the site it’s great stuff.

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