The first step that must be taken to understand the meaning of the term indignation that concerns us now is to make its etymological origin clear. In this sense, we would have to state that it emanates from Latin, and more exactly from the word “indignatio”, which can be translated as “irritation and anger at a fact or situation that is considered unworthy”.
Indignation it’s a vehement anger or rage against a person or against their Actions. You can associate this emotion to go to, the irritability wave fury. For instance: “The crime of the girl caused outrage among the neighbors”, “The Spanish have expressed their outrage against politicians in a massive march”, “The words of the Chancellor produced great indignation in the country”.
Outrage is usually a spontaneous reaction against something that is considered unacceptable. This emotion can lead to more or less organized actions, like a protest march. Outrage can also be reflected in a immediate violent emotion, such as hitting or name calling.
Take the case of a mayor who is discovered stealing public funds that should have been used to build a hospital. The community warns that their own money, which was to be invested to improve the health service, has been appropriated by a corrupt man. The reaction of indignation does not take long to appear and people, spontaneously, meet before the municipality to demand the resignation of the official.
Getting outraged involves a series of Physical changesas it increases blood pressure and heart rate. At the behavioral level, outrage becomes the predominant engine of action and thought. It is almost impossible for a person who is outraged not to reflect that emotion either physically or verbally.
In one of the most important social networks worldwide, such as Facebook, there is a group entitled “Indignados de Argentina”. In it there are numerous Argentines who are totally against the measures that the politicians of their country are adopting, considering that they go against the citizenship and the well-being of the same.
It is known as movement of the indignant, finally, to a group of people who were trained in Spain from a series of protests that promoted a democracy more participatory and a true division of powers.
Specifically, those Spaniards were those who were grouped under the denomination Movement 15-M, a name that alluded to the date, May 15, 2011, in which a total of forty people decided to camp at the Puerta del Sol in Madrid to to put on record its absolute rejection not only of the bipartisanship that exists in the country but also that the banks are the ones that, in many respects, control the nation.
This movement was of a peaceful nature, the result of outrage, to which more and more citizens were gradually joining, who consider that the people together are the ones who hold the key to fight against political corruption, against the “control” of financial institutions and business or against the cuts that governments are carrying out and that are making ordinary people see their rights undermined in terms of education or health, for example.