Originally posted by k33l
I mean, when I look around myself I see we are all continuosly falling down a big endless hole. Our civil rights are been torn and trepped upon,
information is controlled and is deviated by the PTB, the government continues to LIE and control us using terrible tactics such as TERROR FOR
TERRORISM, books like "The Big Lie" by Meyssan Thierry and movies like Michael Moore's Farehneit 9/11 reach the public but are mostly ignored, no
action is taken...I mean, we all speak so much about it, all of us realizes most of this, possibly less and possibly more, but how many are doing
something constructive against it? I mean, we all discuss all this stuff, I see the most constructive posts here on ATS, and well, I really think all
of us, and when I say ALL I mean ALL of us should do something about it. I really think it's time to "react", to stop being afraid and start really
going out there and shouting this to people. I mean, I'm sick of realizing, day after day, that we're all in the hands of smart bastards who do
their interests at the cost of HUMAN LIVES, at the cost of OUR LIVES. It just drives me up the wall. Sorry to everyone if I sound too harsh or mad,
but I really think all of this must stop.
There's nothing wrong with feeling the way you do. Things are bad, bad, bad in this country. Look into organizations which attempt to
combat the wrongs you addressed. The best way to fight apathy is to
hook up with others who share the same passion as you.
Americans, on the whole, aren't passionate people. We are known
throughout the globe as being robotic and shallow. Are all Americans
spoiled ding-d ongs? No. Are most nowadays? IMO "yes."
You have to remember - most modern Americans know nothing about history. Nor do they care to learn. Their biggest woe is bill-paying. They
haven't suffered much.
They aren't a family oriented lot, either; the number one goal is sitting in the office - not spending quality time with the wife and kids.
Most modern Americans have never been outside of the country. They
are extremely sheltered people.
I'm telling you this so you realize our society isn't an impassioned one.
It takes conviction, passion and courage to take a stand beyond the computer. Most importantly, it takes *EMPATHY* to feel badly about
people dying. Spoiled people are all about ME, ME, ME - they aren't raised
to fret for others.
Either hook up with an organization you approve of or relocate to another country. The latter is possible. I've lived in both europe and the US
and assure you europeans - on the whole - are more passionate about
life then we are here.