America needs anger management

A pack of angry white men is taking over the White House.

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    Now that the elections are over, thank God,

    What America needs more urgently than anything else,

    More than a different President,

    A better Congress,

    An honest media,

    and even more than a beautiful terrific wall.

     

    It urgently needs anger management.

    Or at least therapy of some sort.

     

    There's so much anger in America,

    I can understand why so many women are angry,

    I understand why minorities are angry.

     

    I can understand the left being angry.

    They lost.

    Everything they hold dear is threatened:

    Minority rights,

    Gay rights,

    Women's rights,

    Protection of the environment,

    Social security,

    Healthcare, Obamacare,

    Financial regulations.

    They're losing a world based on reason and rationality.

     

    But why are the Republicans still angry?

    They swept the field.

    Yet they still sound furious.

    Snarling about the media and journalists,

    Sneering at protesters.

    Yapping about Mexicans.

    Barking about Muslims.

    They're yowling to make America whiter,

    as if that's what is going to make America great again.

     

    You get the picture?

    America is mad as hell,

    and can't take it any more,

    which is hilarious to be honest with you, America.

    I don't mean to be insensitive or dismissive,

    but you remain the richest, most prosperous, most advanced country in the world,

    and you're still democratic and liberal, the last time I checked.

     

    Really, before you snarl, sneer and scream some more,

    about how it's all gone to hell,

    you should spend a week,

    in a tent in a Syrian refugee camp.

     

    What is not funny,

    indeed truly frightening,

    is all this growling, howling anger,

    from Trump's associates and appointees.

     

    It sounds like the White House

    is being filled by a pack of angry, nipping, snapping

    white men with control over trillions of dollars,

    with the keys to international stability,

    and with nuclear weapons,

    dangerous to Americans and others.

    Time to send in the therapists 

    before America's anger, angers the rest of the world.

    Marwan Bishara is the senior political analyst at Al Jazeera. Follow him on Facebook.

    The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera's editorial policy.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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