reply to post by links234
I believe that people do care... or at least would if they were aware of the truth and of the consequences involved in many of the issues.
Sadly, we've degraded into something of a trusting populace. This is partly because our time is, quite ingeniously stripped and robbed from us. Sure,
old timers will say "When I was a kid, we worked on the farm from sunrise until sunset, seven days a week." There is some truth to that statement,
but it is also misleading. My father grew up on a farm and went on to be an FAA supervisor. Before he died he made it quite clear to me that the farm
life had been far more ideal than the drudgery of a demanding "real" job. On the farm the work was sporadic. Work a bit, relax or play a bit, work a
bit more. There wasn't a terribly rigid structure. Now? Now we clock in and are expected to be productive for x
number of hours, non-stop,
with a few prescheduled breaks tossed in.
Also, most of us commute at least half an hour each way to work ( It's actually more than that I think, but I don' t have time, right now, to Google
for the actual number ). Add that to all of the time it takes for us to drive our kids around to all of the activities they are involved in, the time
it takes us to take care of our personal business, and ourselves? There is precious little time left.
This entire structure makes us very prone to limited information gathering opportunities. Thus, many folks turn on Brian Williams, listen to the first
fifteen minutes of what he has to say each night - and consider themselves informed.
IMO the Internet, since the early to mid nineties, upset this balance - hence the onslaught to control it we now see.
But, generally speaking. I think that people would care if they really knew
. If anything will ever happen to spark that group curiosity,
forcing people to pay more attention? I cannot say. But I can hope.