How often have I heard that? A lot. Twice last week as a matter of fact.
People often criticize my writing while pretending that they are optimists who have a firm hold on some higher, wiser ground. They don't write about the things I write about because somehow- they realized long ago that this was all futile. They have overcome those obstacles that the rest of us are still pushing uphill. I get that a lot. I bet a lot of other bloggers do too.
I have been blessed. I have dissected that rationale because I have heard it before. It is easier for people to believe that our government is benevolent and in turn, people ignore all of the bad things that our government does. Somehow all of that "unknowing" gets them off the responsibility hook. They are not forced to feel shame or a duty to act. Thus they cannot be blamed for those bombs getting dropped on Pakistani children or those American citizens left to die at Benghazi. So people close the dialogue box. They don't want to know the truth because knowing may cause outrage or shame. Perhaps some embarrassing scandal. It becomes easier and easier to ignore the immoral conduct of your country. Getting involved causes conflict. You are forced to take a stand. You might even be wrong or suffer ridicule. It is all risk, no reward. So we behave like cowards. That is easier.
So who exactly is it- that is supposed to care? If not you, who?
Some people would say that those are my... "opinions."
If I never wrote another thing for this blog- this piece would be a good place to leave it. The bus is just a moment away from it's departure point.
These guys might be on to something. For them, the truth might be self evident. Even if nobody else agrees. I mean after all, when did the truth require a majority opinion to be self evident?