Such outrage culture is definitely woven into the media narrative in the States but I don’t even know if it’s worth wasting time highlighting the ridiculousness of this anymore. Evidently, people arent just being misled into choosing sides, they want to take sides. Further, when you expose their folly for what it is they choose to ignore it. Much easier to identify and berate the supposed opposition than to contemplate the nuance in the world and complexity associated with contemporary problems. Meanwhile in Australia there is a fundamental drought of outrage. Just take a look at how ‘the project’ covered the million decaying fish in our rivers due to consecutive years of water mismanagement by the state government. They set the whole thing up as if it was a joke. And gauging by public reaction – it worked.

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