Modern ‘Outrage Culture’ Is Destroying These Three Things

Written by Candace Hardin on June 21, 2018

America has been in an uproar about immigration this week. Most pointed to the separation of children from their parents when the family units cross illegally into the United States.

Somehow, a parent knowingly putting their child in jeopardy is the fault of the President, although American citizens who commit crimes are separated from their children and it is of no great concern.
Last night, while trying to eat her working dinner with her colleagues at a public restaurant, Department of Homeland Security Director Kirstjen Nielson, was accosted by a group of hecklers who thought she was a villain and had a lot of nerve even eating at a Mexican restaurant with the zero tolerance immigration policy of the administration where she is employed.

The crowd claimed that she had no right to a peaceful dinner while children cried for their parents on the border.

The hecklers, of whom are included a DOJ paralegal and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Alison Hrabar, comported themselves like a kindergarten tantrum fest.

She is quoted as saying, “It feels really good to confront people who are actually responsible, which is what we have the unique opportunity to do in DC.”

That is all well and good, but the DHS only enforces the laws that are passed by the Congress and Senate.

Had Ms. Hrabar done any research into how laws are passed, watched School House Rock, absorbed any lessons from her paralegal education or occasionally listened to the news or colleagues, she might have found herself a clue into “who is really responsible,” instead of jumping on the misinformed bandwagon for social change for the worst, based on feelings, not facts.

If asked for a working, successful example of socialism, she might be at a loss to answer.

It is certainly not Venezuela, Cuba, or even members of the EU, like Greece, who have trouble footing the bill for all this equality in socialism. Not to mention the oppression of the people whose guns have been confiscated in the name of safety who now are at the mercy of the government, their police and military. They now can stand in lines to get a little bit of food and starve most of the time, while watching their economy stagnate and their culture die.

The Secretary Nielsen responded to the outrageous behavior with grace and nobility as she reminded them that everyone was concerned about the situation and if they really wanted to do something they were more than welcome to contact the “Members”, meaning of the House and Senate, and pressure them to close the loopholes that has created the mess on our borders.

These are the qualities that are missing from today’s society, honor, grace and nobility.

In the past, it was well known that a person’s word was his or her bond. Most tried to do the right things in order to be part of the social fabric of civilization. When someone stepped out of this unspoken code, their peers dealt with them in numerous ways to encourage them to restrain their behavior.

When someone stood for right, even amid controversy and ridicule, they took the maelstrom with grace, secure in knowing what they were doing was correct.

People showed class in their actions, allowing for a certain nobility, regardless of station.

Civilization will fall into anarchy if these qualities are not reinstated quickly.

Everyone and everything cannot be fair and equal as the doctrine of Socialism and Communism like to recite.

Some will always want to ride the system for free, taking the easy way out while others work for their future.

Thomas Jefferson is reputed by some to have said, “Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

With more and more willing to look for the easy way and use rude, outrageous and immature behavior to achieve their unrealistic goals, society and democracy are up for extinction.

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Candace Hardin
Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on and has a blog, Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.