Posted by Sadie from ? (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 3:34PM :
In Reply to: Re: Clarifying A Blurry Picture posted by Sadie from ? (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 2:21PM :
Anyway, I hope you don't take my ranting & raving personally. It's a ranting & raving directed at everyone, including & esp. myself.
The fact of the matter is that we all, esp. here in the States, suffer from a lack of education about issues that are of grave importance to the human species, & even other species, too. Instead, we are fed, or marketed is a better word, an educational diet which is the mass media equivalent of junk food. It's satisfying to the customers way, but honestly can not sustain a genuine being for any lengthy period of time.
As you point out, the situation is complex, but to be able to understand it better, we simply things as a first step of educating & then increasingly ratchet up the complexity of the issue, introducing new variables into the equation, until we have as best an understanding of the situation as is humanly possible. However, even the most FUNDAMENTAL, BASIC understandings of the way this country works is not even understood by the majority of the population, thanks to tons of brainwashing. We don't have even a semblance of a democracy anymore because of this. Instead, we, in the States, now have another aristocracy, & we have all been made into peons, doomed to lives of subservience to a throne that is occupied by the extremely wealthy (& hence, powerful).
The way we can reclaim our democracy is to educate, take responsibility (as you suggest), use the rule of law to prosecute those who think they can commit crimes without suffering consequences themselves, & otherwise keep up our end of the deal (recycle, use your power as consumer wisely to purchase earth friendly products, etc.).
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