Friday, May 26

Wired:Why the public isn't revolting about Iraq like they did about Vietnam

Where the hell is everyone?
They're at home, tuning in to root for the next "American idol." They're plugged into their iPods, utterly self-involved and disconnected from what lies just outside their doors. They're spending 25 hours a week playing video games in virtual worlds instead of fighting to save the only world that really matters.

It also covers:

  • NSA (allegedly illegal) wiretapping of U.S. citizens
  • The Press failing its "government watchdog" duties
  • The U.S. failing to sign the Kyoto Protocol
  • Oil dependency (specifically Big Oil controlling the U.S.)
  • Organized religion influencing the government

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