posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 06:23 PM
First off, when I say the American Public, I mean in general. I know there are some members of our country that are itching for the chance to fight
off the current and future tyranny that we are facing/will face.
3. Lack of Morality: Our levels of morality have PLUMMETED in this country over the last few decades. When Britney Spears' inability to wear panties
and keep her legs closed and Paris Hilton's sex tape are "top news stories", something is wrong. Not to mention the divorce rate and single parent
homes being at an all time high. Now, naturally, some single parent and divorce situations are understandable. However, when marriage becomes a hobby
for some as it has for many in this country and just about every female you know has 3 to 5 kids with 3 to 5 dads, the red flag SHOULD be going up.
But, it's become such a common occurence, we hardly even bat an eye anymore. Of course, like marriage, sometimes these things do happen beyond a
person's control. However, this is more the exception than the rule. People in this country have become WAYYYYY to loose (no pun intended) about sex.
A good majority of the young people in this country look at sex as something just another thing to do to pass the night away. Only when they get
someone knocked up or they turn up with the clap or AIDS does sex mean anything to them. It is truly pathetic and a bit disgusting.
2. Ignorance - When I was growing up, I went to the public library on a daily basis and it was ALWAYS packed. Now, when I go, it's EMPTY accept for
the computer room and people surfing the net. We have become so enamored with our Wii's, xbox 360's, ps3's, high def. televisions and computers
that a good majority of us haven't picked up a book to read it in YEARS. What ever happened to that desire to LEARN that was in so many of us at one
time or another? Naturally, I'm not addressing my fellowship at ATS as, trolls aside, you wouldn't be here if you didn't harbor that desire to
learn. However, most people in America can tell you who won the ballgame last night or who they want to win Survivor or some other B.S. reality show,
yet can't tell you who the Governor of their state is. (Unless they live in California.) The dumbing down of America by those in power who count on
an ignorant populace to further their tyranny has been a near complete success. The majority of us care far more about some dumb stuck up celebrity
than we do about the people who decide what freedom we will lose next. But hey, as long as they keep Dr. Phil and Oprah on, who cares right?
1. Apathy: Naturally, I would choose this as the number one reason we, as a whole, DESERVE to lose our freedoms. I truly believe the apathy of the
American public is the main reason WHY things in this country have gone so far down hill. We have people in this country today who will go to the
polls in November of next year and vote for candidates based on the (R) or (D) next to their name. They couldn't care less what that (R) or (D) does
when they get into office, so long as their particular letter is the one that gets there. The majority of the American public is SO apathetic in
regards to policy in this country AND their liberties that they don't even care that our system of democracy isn't even a democracy. They never even
stop to think, "Hey, if I'm allowed to vote for whoever I want in this election, why am I only given two choices?" How can we possibly have fair
elections in this country when you don't stand a chance if you aren't a Republicrat? Is that liberty? Not in my book! If the American public TRULY
cared about our system of government and elections, they would have long ago slain this beast that is the two party system. But hey, why should they
care right? Choosing between 2 candidates in hassle enough, they don't need that 3rd, 4th, 5th or, god forbid, 6th name on there just to confuse
them. The American public, as a whole, has become so apathetic that they simply take what the government gives them and never think twice about it.
Even those that are "in the know" that follow the vast talk radio empire on a daily basis only seem to know what they are told by whatever
"savior" they bow to. All you have to do to realize this is turn on Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh at any time that they are on. You will hear
callers spewing the exact same rhetoric they threw out 5 minutes earlier right back at them. They ONLY care because Rush or Sean or Glenn or whomever
told them WHAT to care about and WHEN to care about it. They never actually care enough to take time out of their day to RESEARCH for THEMSELVES what
they should and should not care about.
The American government can continue to take away liberties without nationwide interference because the American public as a whole simply doesn't
care. As long as they are placated with their mind numbing entertainment at night, they are fine. If you want to see a truly passionate American
public, ban the NFL and MLB. You'd have riots in the streets by midnight. However, make it perfectly legal to search their home without a warrant and
they don't even bat an eye. Make it a cake walk to take away their land anytime you see fit and virtually GIVE IT AWAY to some multi billion dollar
company and "hey, who cares as long as it's not MY land."
Apathy has nearly destroyed the America that could be. We simply just do not seem to give a (this word makes mods cry) anymore so long as we are not
directly slapped in the face.
Those of you out there that fall under this veil of apathy, those of you who think it's perfectly fine for a President to do what he pleases, when he
pleases, those of you who think it's "un-American" to criticize the decisions of the government, you ALL deserve the tyranny that is being heaped
When those FEMA officials come knocking on your door to take you and your family away for matters of "national security", you don't DESERVE to have
the right to try to fight them. Your lack of caring will be EXACTLY what put you there.
People in this country have forgotten that freedom is NOT free. It should NOT be given, it should be EARNED and the majority of this country simply
isn't earning it anymore. They have become so non caring in this country that a good many of their "rights" as American citizens have already been
taken from them. Laws that would make our "forefathers" cringe are being passed almost DAILY.
Yet, we sit at home, drink our beer, turn on the tube and become so comfortably numb.