when i tell people about things like SOPA, or the NDAA, i get 2 universal reactions.
1. they don't believe me
2. they don't care
these things don't get people riled up, largely b/c they assume (perhaps stupidly) that they won't affect them. that is, until it does. i'd hate for US citizens to have to learn the hard way, but sadly, it's looking like we might.
oh, and regarding the first repsonse - they say that if it was really such a big deal it would be all over the news.
I for one care and believe you... and yes I've received the universal reactions myself as well... even on AN... *gasp* OMFG
It really is sad that willful blindness is a problem even among atheists. Faith is a major problem- and political correctness is included in this category... but so is being unreasonable- i.e not recognizing a truth with it's staring us in the face and/or actively avoiding it.
Oh and of course it's not in the mainstream news... I wonder why duhhhhh hur dur
Follow the money and much will be revealed.
People are so naive... but more than this many people simply ignore the reality either consciously or subconsciously because it's too painful.