“The phenomenon of ‘fremdschämen’ refers to an empathic process in which person A feels ashamed in place of person B. Person B is not aware that they are in a situation about which they need to feel shame; person A, however, absolutely is. From this embarrassing feeling of being touched by the situation in which person B finds himself unknowingly, person A feels vicariously ashamed for him.* [Emphasis added]”—Obscene Desserts: Fremdscham is the new Schadenfreude (via palmsies)
As of today, 52% of voters support Proposition 19, while only 36% are against it. This puts us ahead by 16% among California voters! It’s clearer than ever that Californians are ready to lead the nation toward a more sensible cannabis policy. But we’ve still got a long way to go until Election Day -- and based on these poll numbers, we know our opponents will only ratchet up their attacks, so we can't take anything for granted.