Rob Paterson talks about his work with KETC hosting conversations on the subject of immigration: Why are so many people so angry? Often he writes the stated reasons are about loss of jobs and crime…
But I wonder is that really the source of the anger? After all I don’t see this fuss about crime generally. I don’t see a big fuss against all the employers who have shuttered workplaces and exported jobs abroad. I don’t see the fuss about how technology has driven jobs away and lowered wages
I get the sense that anger seems to drive a lot of politics. I don’t subscribe to the view that anger is a “bad” emotion; it can be very energising. But I think it sometimes provides a way to establish a sense of power or relationship where people would otherwise struggle to do so.
Our focus should be on the communicative interaction creating the continuously developing pattern that is our life.
I think Rob is asking that kind of question.