Americans are angry. The country erupted into the worst civil unrest in decades after the death of George Floyd, and anger about police violence and the country's legacy of racism is still running high. At the same time, we're dealing with anger provoked by the coronavirus pandemic: anger at public officials because they've shut down parts of society, or anger because they aren't doing enough to curb the virus. Anger about being required to wear a mask, or anger toward people who refuse to wear a mask. Anger with anyone who doesn't see things the "right" way.
"We're living, in effect, in a big anger incubator," said Raymond Novaco, a psychology professor at the University of California at Irvine, who has expertise in anger assessment and treatment....
Anger comes from within us. The reason behind the anger is the 'sinful' preoccupations of the person. Control of our anger must also come from within.
James 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God."
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God."
Eph 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27 Neither give place to the devil."
Look at the many photos of Americans taken (as propaganda for the New Deal) by the Farm Security Administration during the Depression. The "privileged" white families depicted, often with many kids, were dirt poor and lived day-to-day, often as migrant agricultural workers. They may not have smiled, but were they miserable enough to whine or riot? No. This is a standard Progressive/Marxist fallacy, that a hard life necessarily leads to anger, rioting, etc. E.g.: https://www.loc.gov/item/2017800286/
"Lurker" is right; today, they're a bunch of spoiled punks who never experienced real, 3rd World or Dust-Bowl level poverty.
Anger about the wrong things certainly is an issue. I have to admit to feeling it at the great deception going on. But there has always been deception. I think if there's a new element, it's how widespread and in your face it is. Workers for the evil one aren't shy anymore.
A generation of spoiled brats in adult bodies who have never contributed anything to society, who have never created anything, who have no respect for anyone or anything, are angry because they bought into the oppressed victim lie fed to them by liberal indoctrination camps (universities) and liberal politicians (Democrats).
Be not thou of an hasty spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. - Ecclesiastes 7:11
Anger is cruel, and wrath is raging: but who can stand before envy? - Proverbs 27:4
One might say that the issue is envy. There is a demand to make the world the way the angry person demands it...more masks, less masks, why won't this government fix this? People are envious of the situation they feel others have and they don't. Perhaps this explains my point better?
From whence are wars and contentions among you? are they not hence, even of your pleasures, that fight in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye envy, and desire immoderately, and cannot obtain: ye fight, and war, and get nothing, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye might lay the same on your pleasures. - James 4:1-3