Originally posted by DeadSeraph
... Which brings me to my next question:
WHY aren't more people up in arms about this? You would think people would be ranting about this all over the front page of ATS?
Is it possible that the complacency and apathy we see in the average citizen over such issues is in fact a result of some of the indoctrination we've
been through? Are they putting something in the water to pacify people? I just don't understand why people don't care?
I've also wondered the same thing. It's as if these scandalous situations that keep popping up are not considered a serious wrong or encroachment.
However, when compared to historical examples, this type of action from the administration and governing body causes huge uproar and public
This number of scandals would have never taken place around the time of Carter, and before.
The presidents from Carter and before would have never been able to produce this number of scandals. The people would have been so furious that
impeachment proceedings would have taken place before anymore scandals could have taken place.
What's changed? Well, it isn't the president or the people running the show - they have always walked the razor thin line of secrecy. They simply
could not get past the public opinion/outcry in order to go to the places we see being visited by today's POTUS and administration. I believe that
previous administrations & presidents would act in a very similar manner, IF they could get away with it - but they couldn't get away with it, because
of the public voice.
The former presidents and their admin. knew this, they knew it would take a much larger effort that would be implemented over decades, not single
We've seen the work they have put in, slowly, over the past 10-15 years. The changes were patiently and methodically put in place, each of them sold
to the public as tools to help protect American's civil liberties and physical wellbeing.
It seems as if they approached this as a boxing match and have worked toward wearing us all down.
I really do hate to say it, but the reason we are not seeing the public in arms and fighting mad is because the general public is throwing in the
towel. The situation has gone past the point of hopelessness, many citizens know their voice does not really matter - in the voting process or any
other political arena where big government is in opposition to the public's desires.
Those who are not worn down and haven't lost faith in the system are the same ones who continue to support this administration, regardless of what the
evidence and accusations point toward.
'Get on-board, or get off the tracks'
Personally, I am not at all ready to throw in the towel and let them win via TKO (technical Knock-out; boxing), but it is very disappointing to see so
many acting as if everything is copacetic.
Those who see the problems, and want to right the ship, must fight 2 battles.
One battle is with the government itself.
The other is the battle between our peers, our neighbors, co-workers, and even our family members. Those who see how bad things are must try to spread
the truth and show the 'consumer population' how dangerous the our government is right now.
edit on 8-6-2013 by esteay812 because: tyops