I saw this over at It Ain't Holy Water, Chief Nose Wetter's place and it smacked me right between the eyes.
It's absolutely as true today as it was back when the Nazi's were running amok.
We are being assaulted in so many ways on so many fronts that we can't sit back and put it all into a Big Picture.
Unfortunately a lot of these abuses fly under the radar or have become so pervasive as to become every day events.
Boiling the frog as it were.
This is why the actual percentage of people protesting these abuses seems so small, it is.
How many people can you add up that you can point to and say that they are at least aware of current events and what is going on around them in this country?
I would point to the right of this page to my Blogroll and to the links you will find on their blogrolls.
A drop in the bucket when compared to the total population in this country.
Most people I know in Meat Space are blissfully unawares,most by choice.
I can point to several people in my immediate circle who actively avoid paying any attention to what is happening to them and their children and actually get annoyed if you bring it up.
Denial is a powerful defense mechanism.
These are my friends, relatives and fellow countrymen.
The proverbial Sheeple we have so many of that our government plays like a violin.
I'm the whacko, I'm the conspiracy theorist with a paranoia problem.
It just boggles my mind that no one seems to be bothered by our fellow countrymen being beaten to death or killed by local police for no good reason who then walk away daily from these homicides with zero consequences.
Then we have an out of control regulatory government and the list goes on and on of those who steal our liberty one small step at a time EVERY DAY.
So if nothing else, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised when I run afoul of some sonofabitch with the weight of the government behind his or her petty functionary position and I wind up dead as a public service for the greater good.
I can actually see this happening with my history of anti authoritarian attitude.
The Jewish people couldn't believe what was happening to them until they saw this,
Apparently the American people are no different, even when they have been warned.