Monday, August 6, 2007

United States of Apathy

Having recently joined the Asheville anti-war movement, I am in shock. Why are more people not outraged?!!? Where is everyone who opposes the war?
Standing on our usual corner last Friday I watched one apathetic car after another cruise past us, not looking. Doing their best to avoid eye contact and talk on their cell phones while pretending that life is beautiful everywhere. Convinced that who the winner of American Idol is, is more important than being informed. After all, the news is depressing, right?
Why do they not care that people are dying every day in a country that the US chose to "liberate" by force? Why do they not care that soldiers who finally get to come home struggle to maintain a sliver of a normal life?
Welcome to your country, The United States of Apathy.

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