I know it takes a lot of energy to be angry. It doesn't feel good, either. But I've heard that the daughters of Hope are Anger and Courage. Anger is a catalyst that brings about change. REAL change, not Obama's fakey "Change we can believe in" (like the tooth fairy!)
This from Scott Creighton (hat tip to Gypsy Scholar who commented [ http://lesvisible.blogspot.com/2011/07/sunglasses-of-serendipity.html ] on Visible Oragami):
"Without the destruction of the protections of the Glass-Steagall Act, or the Banking Act of 1933 none of this would have happened. Part of the Roosevelt's New Deal program, this Glass-Steagall separated commercial and investment banking institutions. This kept Wall Street firms from becoming 'Too Big Too Fail' and from betting on the demise of the liar loans they created. Glass-Steagall was destroyed by the previous administration, the Clinton administration, just prior to their leaving office, setting up what would come later under Bush. They also made it illegal to regulate the very derivatives that would end up fueling this latest great depression. When one looks at it clearly one can see that both parties, working in near perfect synchronicity, conspired with the banks to defraud the people of this country and to cripple the economy in such a way that now they are able to pass certain reforms which would have been unthinkable in 1999.
"They (the banks and financial institutions) made money on this plot of theirs in every conceivable way and they continue to this day to profit immensely from their scheme.
"Not only did they profit from the government programs designed to help unqualified buyers with their down payments, but the profited from the payments made, from the bundling of the loans, from betting against the loans when they were doomed to fail, from the eventual foreclosures and resale of the property, and then from the bailouts and backdoor bailouts as well.
"Institutions like Goldman Sachs also profited from the global market application of this economic terrorism in countries like Spain and Greece where they did approximately the same thing and now their governments are being forced to take money from the IMF in exchange for crippling the living conditions of their people just to pay Goldman Sachs for the privilege of selling them worthless junk (which they bet against because they knew it was worthless junk)
"The banks who were 'Too Big Too Fail' profited by buying up smaller, more solvent institutions with all that bailout money.
"They profit from the endless war on terror, another fraudulent construct of these very same people, and again in complete collusion with members of both political parties."
Another reason to be mad as hell concerns the deliberate suppression of wonderful technologies that could eradicate poverty and disease on a huge scale. I'm just learning about some of these technologies right now [ http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-83515/TS-511400.mp3 ]. Have you ever heard of Nikola Tesla, or Royal Raymond Rife? Most people haven't, because their technologies have been deliberately suppressed as far as doing real good for society ... instead their discoveries have been applied to top-secret weaponry to do harm. That's really sick. There's something wrong with a society where, when you give people the keys to freedom they melt them down to make bullets. But that's where our money goes -- to make swords, not plowshares. Such a society cannot persevere, of that I am sure.
Blind anger doesn't help anyone. Anger + Ignorance = Fascism (just add Charismatic Dictator!) But when you channel your anger into well considered action (not knee-jerk reaction) you've got the catalyst for real change.