30 Sep '13, 5am

Who will be left when they finally come for you

This is going to REALLY long, please bear with me... Speaking as an American (albeit, one living in Japan), I can confidently say that the lack of protesting by US citizens stems from one major source: most people in the US, regardless of their political stance, have *NO* idea that these things are happening. People in the US primarily get their domestic and international affairs information from prime-time televeision news programs and newspapers which are increasingly are controled by only a few (largely conservative) media conglomerates. These media companies have tremendous control over what information people see, and the opinions that are conveyed about this information. A lot of us have heard of the University of Maryland Program on International Policy Attitudes study which reports "Those who primarily watch Fox News are significantly more likely to have mispercept...

Full article: http://joi.ito.com/weblog/2003/11/14/who-will-be-lef.html

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