I posed this question in another forum, and this is a reply I received. How do you all feel about it? From Kenny: Why are Americans so passive? I think it's because people no longer think for themselves. They have been taught to think what they learned in our colleges and universities and what the news media says. They have been taught to accept everything they read and hear as truth. Some people just don't think it will happen to them because the government will protect them. Think about it. Who controls the books that are taught in our schools from kindergarten on up? The Dept of education. Isn't it possible they have been slowly over time brainwashing people into accepting a different way of looking at things? A different way of thinking. I notice this different thought process between those that never attended college and those that do. Common sense in very short supply to most college educated people. I can hear growls about that. I'm talking the plain old-fashioned down to earth sense where a person could figure things out for himself and make things work. Many people I meet that have the higher education, if it's out of their field they are lost. I had a college-educated lady tell me one day that I couldn't fix her leaking stool because I wasn't a plumber. Another time a person said I couldn't hook up their VCR to program TV shows because I was not an electronics technician or I could not fix the rattle in someones car because I was not a mechanic. They thought I was just a dumb old farmer. There is no such thing as a dumb farmer. It takes a large degree of sense and the ability to figure things out for yourself, to make it as a farmer. There isn't much doubt in my mind as to what's happening in this country. Either people are afraid to look ahead and see where the country is headed or they have a vague idea but don't have sense enough to figure out how to fix it. Nobody wants to get involved. Same old "The Government will protect us. I'd better quit. I could go on and on with this topic and my many experiences with it. I probably stirred up a hornets nest already. UCAnation.org Changing the nation for you.