by William Skink
Where is the outrage over the Vault7 disclosure from Wikileaks? Where are the protests? The social media posts? The online petitions to defund the CIA?
Here are some things that seem to have generated more outrage: Kellyanne Conway putting her feet on the couch; Ryan Zinke riding a horse to work; any contact with any Russian official by any person associated with the Trump regime.
I find it truly disturbing that we can learn about the capacity of the CIA to turn televisions and phones into spy devices, and the response seems to be a collective meh.
Maybe outrage is a finite emotion, and people’s outrage reserves have been depleted thanks to the anti-Trump hysteria. I don’t know how else to explain it without openly wondering whether people’s brains have been so spin-washed they can no longer think clearly about what actually poses a threat to that American democracy they still think exists.
Well, it doesn’t. But I guess that’s not enough to inspire outrage anymore. Let’s just wait for the next tweet from Trump because that will surely get the outrage juices flowing.