Anger is often misjudged as off-putting. But it does have its value in opening up people’s awareness of injustice and evil.
On the other hand, anger will not help you win over the popular vote. A winner must sound hopeful, optimistic, powerful, smart.
When we listen to someone angry, the first thing that comes up is, You’re exaggerating, you’re out of control, you’re not the one who may save us.
That is difficult because the people who care often can’t help being angry. Yet, they must step over their rage and convey their point calmly. If they want to win, rather than just be right.
This is also the reason that cold-hearted crooks so easily can mislead the public. They wear a necktie, use fancy words, seem calm, collected, and decent. But they can because they don’t care. They don’t care about truth, justice, or general welfare. They only care about short-term self-interests.
Those are the ones to debate. The challenge is to care but not seem out-of-control. Again, if you want to win. If you just want to raise awareness, scream and seem infuriated all you want.
That is also my justification for often writing things here angrily. I want to clarify and popularize points that are widely trampled. I don’t try to be objective or win over the masses. Because, when standing for office, you’d better have conquered that anger as much as a comedian must have finished crying about the things he wants his/her audience to laugh about.