It’s like that here too. I’m in Tennessee. But I haven’t been to any place in the U.S. where I thought too many people were awake yet.
The hardest part about being awake and informed is feeling like you’re alone and isolated — especially among friends and family. You “get it,” and they simply don’t.
And since they’re your loved ones, you naturally try to wake them up.
However, as soon as you mention anything remotely outside the normal everyday jibber-jabber nonsense of entertainment minutiae you get met with one of two responses. (At least in my experience):
1. Anger (like you mentioned): “How dare you start talking about fractional reserve banking while we’re yammering about LeBron James’ 45 points last night, you buzzkill!? Go away!”
2. Blank Stares: “Now, uh… you’re saying the… uh CIA ships in, uh… what from, uh… Afghanistan, now? Uh, what are you talking about? What’s a CIA? What are poppies? Did you mean puppies? I’m so confused. Are you from Mars? I just want to watch Wheel of Fortune.”
I’ve learned more about how easy it is for tyranny to rise just by watching this simple phenomenon of human pyschology in action. Seeing firsthand how quickly normal folks will stick their heads in the sand as corruption grows in their backyard taught me much more than I could have ever learned sitting in a psychology classroom or reading a history book.
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