That may have abated your increasing feeling of helplessness at the state of the world. If the outrage you used to feel to news events has turned to malaise in recent weeks, then you may be experiencing a feeling, called by the Japanese:
This refers to the fatigue generated by senseless trauma.
It comes from Japanese mythology.
Kuebiko was a Shinto deity of knowledge and agriculture, a scarecrow who couldn't move but had complete awareness of events around him.
He may be most known to the Western World through a wise scarecrow of his namesake that features in the video game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
If you feel impotent, looking on at a string of events beyond your influence, then you may relate to 'kuebiko'.