Now that we, as a nation, are kidnapping children and putting babies in detention camps, I have been reading some of the responses. And, I have to tell you, the ones that worry me the most are the ones where the person says something like “Rachel Maddow going for an Emmy in dramatic acting” or anything else that suggests that the author of the comment does not recognize the real emotions of the person they’re observing.
Like, they just can’t fathom that this would be a genuine reaction to what is happening, and so it must be fake.
Those people scare me. It’s one thing to react to horror by agreeing with it (a sick thing but a thing). At least we’re all on a same page with that–this is happening. I think it’s horrendous. You think it’s fine.
But the “it’s not real” “your feelings about it aren’t real” folks? Holy fuck. It reads like psychopathy.
But if it is, then psychopathy is much, much more common than I realized.