/r/technology debates the appropriate reaction after a man is charged with threatening to murder Ajit Pai and his family

I think the anger at Pai and net-neutrality, while somewhat justified, is also a symptom of how powerless many people increasingly feel. This is just my pet theory but I feel like it was an issue many people, especially on Reddit, really did feel like they could directly impact and when it didn't come to fruition it was like dropping a match on kindling. People increasingly feel generally disenfranchised and then this movement that so many people devoted a lot of attention and energy to didn't succeed and it just set off this vitriolic ball of frustration. Look at all the commenters talking about the need for revolution or rioting, people are just hecka frustrated. But also Reddit isn't exactly the most level-headed place in the first place so I could be way off base.

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