The Problem of Collective Indifference

The US is still involved in a war they started 16+ years ago.  And since those days since we have engaged in more and more conflicts and not all are the ones we started… is as if if there is a war someplace then the US needs to be there.

In all this time few Americans seem to care that our people are being sent and dying….but yet they are the most “patriotic” population in the world….but in reality is the truth is they do NOT care about our countrymen are having to deal with this situation….the deadly situation.

Can anyone explain this “collective indifference” of the American people……

Consider, if you will, these two indisputable facts.  First, the United States is today more or less permanently engaged in hostilities in not one faraway place, but at least seven.  Second, the vast majority of the American people could not care less.

Nor can it be said that we don’t care because we don’t know. True, government authorities withhold certain aspects of ongoing military operations or release only details that they find convenient. Yet information describing what U.S. forces are doing (and where) is readily available, even if buried in recent months by barrages of presidential tweets.

Source: The Problem of Collective Indifference: Wars Go On and On | Alternet

What will it take for the American people to show some concern over all the war we have taken on?

Look at today……North Korea…..a month ago is all everybody could talk about….today it is the media that all talk….a year ago it was ISIS… we are lucky to hear the name mentioned….the American people become indifferent to the prevailing news……especially when it comes to war.


15 thoughts on “The Problem of Collective Indifference

  1. I agree. People here need to be shaken up. They keep worrying about whether Trump will cause WWIII or not – as far as I’m concerned it has been going on around the world for quite a while now.

      1. The wording means nothing to me when our soldiers are fighting and dying. I remember Korea being a UN Action and Vietnam as a Police Action – give me a break!!

  2. Sadly, nobody seems to care about a war or talk about it (outside of the news) unless they’ve got a family member or close friend directly involved and serving (or formerly serving). Even then, our geography removes us from seeing things up close and personal (and our “media” doesn’t help bring it to us anymore, or at least not well or with context). Unless somebody has a personal stake in the next conflict, they won’t care about it. That’s one thing the draft seemed to do in Vietnam: everybody had a potential stake in it, because someone they knew could be picked from the jar any day.

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