Perhaps 'apathetic' is the wrong word, I should have used 'distracted'.
No. 'Apathetic' is the right word. The general populace of any nation live with apathetic mindsets, and a lot of it has to do with 'habituation'. By
habituation, I am discussing adaptability and consolidation to both good and bad circumstances. Regardless of what circumstance one finds oneself in,
if it brings a relative form of stability and routine, people adapt to it over time, and once adapted, they become loathed to any form of change to
it, except for when it improves.
Apathetic is the right word to use, because apathy highlights the lack of inspiration. For instance; it was not until Thomas Paine (an Englishman)
wrote the following pamphlet...
...that the colonists became inspired enough to throw off the yoke of British power. I suggest everyone reads the pamphlet, and be reminded what it
feels like to be inspired by a belief in the moral righteousness of the individual right to live free of tyranny.
People don't fear tyranny, especially when it is applied slowly and incrementally over years, as it remains an abstract threat, people fear and react
to sudden and irrevocable change. The cliché about how a frog will allow itself to boil to death in a pot of water brought slowly to heat is not
entirely accurate. At some point, the frog will begin to feel uncomfortable at the rising heat and seek to remove itself from the pot. The frog's
problem is being able to see a way out of its predicament. If the pot it is in is very deep, if it cannot see over the rim, it cannot perceive how to
remove itself from its worsening circumstance, and will die trying to escape: it won't just sit there. However, if the pot is shallow, and the frog
can see over the rim, it will certainly seek to leap from the receptacle. I won't belabour the analogy, just suffice to say that we (the people) are
the frog and tyranny is the heat.
The thing is, we are not sitting in the pot as frogs, we are sitting in the pot as people. Although, for many years the water was warm and lovely,
luxurious even, but the heat has been slowly rising over the years, and a few of us are beginning to feel decidedly uncomfortable, whereas the
majority are still basking in the sauna conditions, and are not inspired to remove themselves at the adjurations of those of us who know something is
The thing is, those applying the heat don't actually have to bring the pot to full boil in order to achieve the goals of their agenda. You won't see
jack-booted thugs marching down the streets, but they will be present when required. No, the tyranny that is slowly enveloping the world is designed
to remain abstract, hidden behind masks of benevolence and security. Yes, the water is getting hot, but look, they're bringing drinks and ice cream.
Frogs have never had it so good!
Apathetic is the right word to use.
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