a reply to: jazz10
I think that to say people in general just accept it is not entirely accurate.
While it is true to say that the response of the majority of people to the vast betrayal they suffer at the hands of the government, is somewhat
lacking in vigour and breadth, the reason for this is not that everyone has accepted it.
The fact is, that reactions to the situation in individual nations differ, but so do reactions from individual people within a nation. For instance,
I am personally affronted by the behaviour of my nations government, toward the people of this nation, toward the people of other nations, and toward
the people of the future. In almost every possible regard, I find the political establishment in my country to be variously corrupt, incompetent,
psychopathic, and evil.
But I personally, cannot see a plausible solution, which would achieve a correction of this issue, without someone having to make a choice on behalf
of a whole host of people they never met, and cannot possibly hope to represent legitimately, which is half the problem with government in the first
place! I do not accept the situation, I am just at a loss to solve it without behaving in a way which would be worse than the behaviour of the current
But there are other people out there who honestly do not think that the government is anything like as bad as it really is, because they have still
got their rose coloured glasses on. People who have somehow managed to gain for themselves some measure of peace and stability in their lives will, of
course, be in favour of maintaining whatever constructs allow them to continue in that way. These people do not accept that there is something really
wrong in government, because they could not be happier with their lot, and have no reason to suspect such tyranny to be masked behind something
positive in their lives.
There are also those who while aware that their country is run by people less scrupulous than themselves that their nation is being destroyed around
their ears by poor choices and evil machinations...but because these folks have to eat, have to feed their families, they can be aware of the issue,
without prioritising it, and damn right too. A persons responsibility is to their ability to continue to live, and to ensure that minimum for their
families before all other things, and everything else a distant second. It seems harsh, but one cannot easily do anything vast for the world if one is
hungry, thirsty, shivering and homeless. It is not acceptance that you see from those people either. Some people have to prioritise their immediate
circumstances, and I think we all understand that.
You also have those who simply have to ignore the whole thing, otherwise they would self terminate or in some other way loose their minds. For some,
ignorance is preferable to gibbering insanity (luckily, I got all of that out of the way early... The gibbering insanity, not the ignorance! I have
been denying that since I was very young, way before I arrived at this website!). This is not acceptance, but self preservation.
There are also those who, while not directly involved at the centre of the darker aspects of government, are complacent in the wrongdoing of powerful
persons, enablers, fixers, facilitators. They are not truly ignorant of the effects of what they do, but they DO accept it. They accept it, they know
about it, and they want it to keep going because they are doing very well thank you very much.
Then you have the top deck bastards, those who not only facilitate, but instigate the flow of power from puppet to puppet, from CEO to PM, from PM to
multinational organisation, from multinational to individual, from fear to income, from futures to ending them prematurely, selling and buying
anything from morality to mortality. These buggers accept it, because they help to create the situation. They are long since past the point where they
no longer require the money they get. Many of them have more than a man could ever spend. They are in the game, purely for the power. They have a
taste for it, for being the one who sits in plush surroundings, sipping fine spirits, smoking fine cigars, and taking death and pain in their stride
as easy as breathing.
Acceptance is much less widespread than you might assume. I think despair is rife however.