Is it possible to get so acclimated to being abused, that we no longer know how to respond? Has America the beautiful become America The weak?
Anyone who listens to Kanye West for more than 30 seconds knows what it's like to be abused, as well as anyone who has ever read more than one page
of those "ATS sucks!!*!" Threads.
We know WHAT abuse is.
But do you know how to properly respond, emotionally?
Sounds like an easy question to answer, but you may be surprised with the actual facts.
A psychologist asks: Have consumerism, suburbanization and a malevolent corporate-government partnership so beaten us down that we no longer have the
will to save ourselves?
Everyone is busy. You have stuff to do, I have stuff to do. What happened to the time?
Work work work, hurry hurry hurry.
Call me back.
Leave a message.
I'll be there in 5.
Jesus loves you.
Buy our gasoline.
Sell your home.
Are you too caught up in everyday life to realize youre being rear-ended? Are these things, fundamentally, distractions?
Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not "set them free" but instead further demoralize them?
Yes. It is called the "abuse syndrome." How do abusive pimps, spouses, bosses, corporations, and governments stay in control?
Lets think about bank bailouts. People were obviously outraged, but did anything actually get done? Credit card Interest rates?
Those are just off-hand instances. But....
Chances are, you PUT UP WITH a good amount of injustice.
the abuser then makes their victims eat even more lies, abuses, and injustices, resulting in victims even weaker as they remain in these
The full article can be found
. Courtesy of alternet.
There is alot of injustice out there. But have become so accustomed to the abuse, that we dont think we can fight back?
Think of your excuses for not fighting back:
Im not wealthy enough.
I dont hold enough influence.
There arent enough like-minded people.
Its more trouble than it's worth.
Someone will fix this soon.
We all have those thoughts. But have we become programmed that way our whole lives?
This could be be the biggest conspiracy of all. Because it works from the inside out. There's nothing to hide about it.
Too many bad deeds not only get by, but are HONORED.
I encourage you to click the link on the full article, theres too much for me to discuss.
What does everyone think/feel?
[edit: I forgot to mention how cool I am]
[edit on 14-12-2009 by InertiaZero]