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Subject: Perhaps if we continue to ignore and downplay all the evidence it will get better. - [Edit Post] 0 0
That seems to be the popular/prudent opinion anyway. Just wait it out. Let the crazies talk crazy. That drawing attention to the signs is hyperbolic. Holding people accountable is divisive. Let's instead talk about the things we can share and ignore the things that fundamentally divide us. When facts hurt feelings, let's not bring up the facts. etc...
It's all very sad making really. The silence and passivity I think are the biggest parts of it. We (not I guess) are so afraid to offend in doing the right thing that we ultimately do and say nothing as the world slowly burns. It will be an unforgivable lesson to learn again if it comes to pass. I hope we can turn it around, but History doesn't give me much hope. We have it easy right now, add a 2nd great depression and let's see if we do any better than the Wiemar Republic. The facts and evidence before us show our government being precariously weak. The electorate being willfully stupid.
Cthulhu 2020! The nightmare to end all nightmares! ;)
“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or my grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness. The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantative content in the enormously influential media, the 30-second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance.” -Carl Sagan 1995