posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 06:20 PM
I have been talking to people across the US about the disaster in the Gulf, and most of the people that I have spoken with don't care - especially
the people on the west coast.
I have asked my friends to boycott BP, and NO ONE has. One person who lives in California said, "I don't care. BP has cheap gas, and I'm not going
to let it affect my family or my lifestyle. I will still get my gas where it's cheap and close to my house." That same person went on to say, "I
get my seafood from Thailand."
This is the basic attitude I have encountered. The only people who care at all are those in the immediate surrounding areas, the people who have oil
washing up on their shores - others couldn't care less.
A New Yorker said, "So what? Katrina was a disaster, too, but people got through THAT."
No amount of reasoning, facts, or information has seemed to make a difference. People might die? So what?
I thought most people cared, but as it turns out, they don't. Now I understand why our government doesn't care. If the people don't care, why
People only seem to care about what directly affects them. They don't care if it will affect them in the future. They don't care about anything but
themselves here and now.
This is how these corporations push on and get away with so much - more people don't care than do.
I feel like I'm being betrayed by the whole world. I feel so insignificant, and there's nothing I can do about it.
Am I alone in feeling this way, and getting nothing but apathy from almost everybody?