posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 11:09 PM
I understand how you feel, but you must understand that the average joe is stupid. Fact of human existence that has never changed, and those in power
or of any intellect certainly understood this (Stalin comes to mind).
Together, people become even more idiotic, many times resorting to monosyllabic attacks eroding to merely trying to be louder.
The media has understood this for a long time and has graciously agreed to acquiesce to the lowest common denominator. We revel in it, cherish it,
and hold it up as some insane beacon for the world to follow when it's simply fools lead by liars. Nothing more, nothing less.
When you come to peace with this, you will feel much better. I spent the better part of my twenties angry and driven to read as much as I could get
my hands on in order to sway the masses and encourage critical thinking and the ideals of liberty.
In that I was foolish and angry, constantly disappointed and generally dejected and rejected.
Now I read and learn for myself, speak my peace, and have ceased to care about the consequences of my opinions because it is not given in malice
although sometimes verbal devices are used for effect that don't always come across as loving.
Pursue learning to find wisdom. I try every day.
Combat ignorance where you can, but identify a loosing battle when you see one and aim for the containable fires rather than the whole forest.
I'm not one to really give advise but I hope you can see my point.