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Serious questions on American Public and NSA

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by ethics, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

  2. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    People care about what the media tells them to care about. And right now, they're being told to care about the ACA, regardless of how fucked up it is.

    The majority of JQ Public has long forgotten the art of critical thinking and would much rather listen to the latest sound byte on TV than actually think things out for themselves and do something about the things that need fixing.
     
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Good points, it's beyond TV now though. We have created a society in which people are passive about what's going on around them. As long as they have something to entertain them via cell, tv, music, what me worry?
     
  4. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Especially loved this part:

    At the same time, rather than calling for prosecution of the telecom officials for their role in illegally cooperating in the eavesdropping program, or at least a clear public accounting, Congress simply granted them immunity not only from prosecution but also from civil suits. Thus, for nearly a century, telecom companies have been allowed to violate the privacy of millions of Americans with impunity.
     

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