Righteous Anger: “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine


Chomsky Lover

It’s an act of common sense to be angry when people see injustice in the world. Our own common sense may trigger thoughts such as: “This is wrong! Life shouldn’t be like this. Someone needs to do something!”

That kind of anger isn’t wrong. It is right, a normal response of a conscious being with the innate knowledge of right vs. wrong.

Thomas Paine, motivated to action based on his anger of the oppression he saw all around him in The Colonies at the hands of The British Crown anonymously published a pamphlet called “Common Sense” in January of 1776. Turns out, he wasn’t the only one or part of a small percentage of the population that shared his views. The majority of The People were also tired of being exploited by an out-of-control Government which failed to respect the public and didn’t operate for the best interest of the…

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