Manifestantes tocam fogo na Porta da Assembléia Legislativa do Rio de Janeiro 17/06/2013. – YouTube

via Manifestantes tocam fogo na Porta da Assembléia Legislativa do Rio de Janeiro 17/06/2013. – YouTube.

The belief that emotions are primarily individual, not collective, phenomena, is a recent invention. Its original meaning was

‘Political agitation, civil unrest; a public commotion or uprising. Obs.’ (Oxford English Dictionary, above)

The Obs. means ‘obsolete’. Not any longer it isn’t. The meaning is being revived in front of our very eyes.

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