posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 03:24 PM
reply to post by samstone11
Well, you ask some good questions here. Why don't Americans care? Hmm... I think it's a combination of your reasoning.
In your opinion, I'm curious, would you say that our fellow citizens are too lazy to do the homework, it has been presented in such a fashion as
to obfuscate the details to where normally intelligent people just scratch their heads and move on, or is it simply the case that the majority of the
world either can't or doesn't plan ahead?
I don't think Americans literally don't care. That doesn't strike me as right. We all care about health (as one major area this is hitting) and if
not our own, we all have family. Immediate and otherwise...and who doesn't care about their Mom or Dad or Sibling as the case may be? For the same
reason, lazy doesn't fit either. On many things? Yeah..but not health. It touches us all directly or someday will, in ways nothing else does. As we
all know, Health is only one of many sides of sequestration's reach.
I think two major factors come in here, building on your points.
First, people who really DO care are too busy anymore. If they aren't rushing between 2 jobs to make ends meet and keep everything running at min.
levels? They're overwhelmed by crisis every day, sometimes more than one per day..but always something on a national level of "You MUST care!!! or
You MUST fear!!!". I think it builds a weariness after awhile where people are too exhausted once life in general is added in.
Second, the media and political establishment have made it appear so multi-layered and complex to even grasp that when people DO "get it" they
figure it can't be because it wasn't hard enough to figure out. Why be furious...this can't be that simple?? Right?
I wish more people would take the few hours it may take. Really.. It's one of the first lessons I think anyone really going behind the curtain on
things gets, right between the eyes. I sure did and I've heard others talk about the same thing. It's the utter shocking realization that most of
what we're led to believe is 'above our level' of comprehension ...so requires we be spoon fed the info? IS NOT that complex and is NOT hidden or
somehow mystical knowledge.
Simply leading people to believe that, then making sure they're too stressed and busy staying afloat one day to the next? Well... It insures even
those who care won't usually have the ability to fully understand the issues. That makes for any resistance to be ineffective from the first try,