[PW] Searching for a quote source

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 10:27:17 PST 2017

Below is an instance circa 1990. This citation is probably correct,
but GB snippet matches are sometimes faulty. I can double-check this
in a nearby library within a few days if you are interested. If the
saying was on a bumper sticker as indicated then antedating is

Year: 1990 Copyright (Year visible in snippet)
Book: Cheating: Maintaining Your Integrity in a Dishonest World
Author: Barbara Mary Johnson
Published: Augsburg, Minneapolis
Quote Page 23
Database: Google Books snippet; data may be inaccurate and should be
verified with hardcopy

[Begin excerpt]
One of my favorite bumper stickers says, "If you're not outraged,
you're not paying attention." To do that we need to recognize the many
faces of dishonesty.
[End excerpt]

Below is an antedating, in essence, for the saying mentioned by Fred.

[ref] 1957 September 8, Abilene Reporter-News, Projector by Warren
Burkett, Quote Page 9B, Column 6, Abilene, Texas.

[Begin excerpt]
He commented: "Anyone who isn't confused just hasn't been listening."

Which brings up one of those famous "motto" type signs which mark the
atomic age:  "Anyone who remains unconfused just doesn't understand
the situation."
[End excerpt]


On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 11:43 AM, Donna Halper <dlh at donnahalper.com> wrote:
> On 2/2/2017 9:51 AM, Carolyn Haley wrote:
>> Good morning--
>> I'm seeking a source for this quote: "If you're not outraged, you haven't
>> been paying attention."
> Yes, this seems to be another quote attributed to just about everyone (I'm
> expecting to see it attributed to Abraham Lincoln on some online meme).  I
> find it a newspaper editorial from the Charleston (SC) Post and Courier in
> 1993,  and in quoted lyrics, purportedly from Insane Clown Posse, in 1999.
> I also find related permutations like "If you're not angry, then you should
> be," in opinion pieces about politics in the early 1980s.
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