Cesspool: (n) container for the temporary storage of liquid waste
Synonyms: politics, religion, the Internet.
One of the signs of blather is the overuse of terminology which supposedly has gained universal acceptance, even though it has no rational moorings.
For instance, “America is a cesspool.”
Although countless writers on the World Wide Web insist that our nation is a storage container for liquid waste, this is completely erroneous.
Actually, there’s a lot of solid waste out there, too.