|Not waving but drowning, via Dr. Sophie Hay.|
I went to a lot of political meetings in my youth, which is as I've noted somewhere one reason I can never truly get behind Bernie (every meeting had one, barking a bit, a few years older than the rest of us and deeply convinced of his rightness, never entertaining an idea he hadn't already had, dismissive of the hippies and shouting down the women), and it came to be a personal signature thing I would do to tell the others to "channel your paranoia"—limit the range of things you're going to be panicky about to those you've got a plan for, not that you're accepting the other awfulnesses, but you're not going to look as if you're desperate and drowning.
Nobody really paid any attention, usually. But while I'm up, I want to post a little experimentation I've been doing on the Twitter on the tone with which one talks about Trump, meant in the first place to sound less "hysterical" without minimizing the horror of what's going on:
Nevertheless the harm he can do while failing is immense, to children https://t.co/ensN2ySpEp https://t.co/QAr48vdfVr, environment https://t.co/EWVbGzTwiJ, farmers https://t.co/khE3cscimK really appalling— Collusion Delusion (@Yastreblyansky) March 31, 2019