Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.

— George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

I’m sorry, did you have the mistaken impression that we could maybe take a deep breath and give our amygdalae a break now? That’s adorable. Is this your first time reading about current events on the Internet?

Ineffective and easily beaten! Then what was all the shrieking hysteria about these last several years? What a piss-poor fascist he turned out to be! Really, though, the best part, for me, is seeing Tufecki stick a flashlight under her chin as we huddle around the campfire while she warns us to beware of future authoritarians like…Joe Rogan. My God. These addicts have tapped out all the veins in their arms and legs and are now at the stage where they’re injecting melodrama straight into their necks.