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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:35 PM

12. I know this will not be popular...


but I blame the people as well.

Wait, but... they watch what is given to them.

No, not quite. Time for the American people to do some reflection. Voting is not the end of it. How many here KNOW who their city council member is? State reps? We all should also follow and stay informed on what our government does... and Kim Kardashian is fine... but I will also blame the people. How many here? And we are far more plugged, watches the Span?

And if your local media by mistake covers silly procedural shit (murders are normal diet), those articles will receive very little traffic.

We even believe that we cannot change things, so why bother? Oh and of course it is BORING.

So yes, this benefits the top, but we have either allowed ourselves to become the most uninterested group of citizen ever, or perhaps democracy really does not work... (And then we look at places in other places where democracy actually works and the people are actually involved)

But ends of empire looks like this.... sadly.

We are Rome, with better plumbing...

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