aoj_winston (aoj_winston) wrote in axisofjustice1,
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Some thoughts

A forum buddy of mine, Sigma_Crow, posted in a topic about facism in the U.S. I think he spells out a big political problem of the U.S. quite well:

"The most distressing part of this is the way that there is no more impartiality in our society anymore. Partisan politics have divided the country so badly that it seems like there is no chance for anyone who stands up and tries to get people to notice that things are going awry will be taken seriously by a whole half of the population. He'll be immediately branded liberal or conservative, and these distinctions have been so pounded into our minds that it seems to be impossible for most people see things impartially anymore."

Also, De La O and I were watching Se7en the other night and were equally impressed by a quote from Morgan Freeman's charactor:

Somerset: I just don't think I can continue to live in a place that embraces and nurtures apathy as if it was virtue.
Mills: You're no different. You're no better.
Somerset: I didn't say I was different or better. I'm not. Hell, I sympathize; I sympathize completely. Apathy is the solution. I mean, it's easier to lose yourself in drugs than it is to cope with life. It's easier to steal what you want than it is to earn it. It's easier to beat a child than it is to raise it. Hell, love costs: it takes effort and work.

Freeman's character is right about how it is treated in our society. From an Axis perspective, apathy is one of the greatest injuries we can bring on ourselves. Remember that activism and apathy never mix. Apathy is possibly the greatest reason why those who are in power remain in power.
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