posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 06:27 AM
reply to post by baseball101
Pure and simple: The American People are obsessed with "the stars" / "the beautiful people" and disinterested in what is really going on Planet
We are a nation that watches "Dancing With The Stars" and reads "fluff"
The "educational stuff" doesn't sell.
Most American's consider themselves educated on world events by watching one hour of "news" or reading a "news paper" each day, unaware that most
news medias are now owned by a handfull of the most elite individuals on the Planet.
The recent "bail outs" of our top financial institutions, a useless and costly war (no WMD) and the destruction of our Constitution are prime
examples of stuff people should have but weren't "on top of".
People would rather read about Angelina's baby vs Naomi Wolf's "End of America".
People would rather watch "The Biggest Loser" vs The Senate / Congressional Channel.
Our society is getting like Woody Allen's citizens in "Sleeper" superficial and dumb.
And that is what the powers that be the real people pulling the strings are hoping for.
PS: Of all the folks out there that voted for GWB how many of you really researched his background?
We are in the mess we are in as a country because too many people see with their eyes and no further.
[edit on 14-7-2009 by ofhumandescent]