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Thursday, November 18, 2004 

Observations

Something's wrong with this world when...

...People spend more time making a decision about what clothes they will wear for the day than which president they'll choose to govern them for the next four years.

...It's easier to get people to vote for an American Idol contestant than it is to get them to vote in the presidential elections.

...People know more about Britney Spears personal life than they do about their children's education, their country's foreign policy or their constitutional rights.

...People will revolt over the score of a soccer game but do nothing when their government continually lessens their personal rights and freedoms.

...when many countries' democratically elected officials in 2004 have the same names as the people in power under autocratic rule in 1804.

...sentencing for a first time drug dealer gets a lengthier sentence than a rapist or someone convicted of weapons offences. (US Sentencing Commission, Special Report to the Congress: Cocaine and Federal Sentencing Policy (Washington DC: US Sentencing Commission, February 1995), p. 150; Bureau of Justice Statistics, Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 1996 (Washington DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1997), p. 476, Table 5.58.)

...when the Land of the Free has the highest number of prisoners per capita in the world. (715 per 100,000. Russia is 2nd with 584 per 100,000.) www.nationmaster.com

...the 38 most poverty stricken nations in the world are ALL in Africa. www.nationmaster.com

this is all very true.apathy is rife in todays world.seems we are more caught up in the day to day running of our lives then taking the time to sit back and look at the world around us.we need to get more involved.instead of shrugging our shoulders and saying "there is nothing i can do".we need to be proactive and start waking up to whats happening around us.

on a basic level i bet most people dont even know the names of there own neighbours.

keep up the good work seawitch.:)

I hear what your saying but when the government is full of lies whats the point in taking time away from the things that make life fun to listen?

Anonymous...you're right...apathy is everywhere and apathetic people won't ever pay attention to the constant and often subtle changes around them until something happens which directly affects them and then they'll wonder what happened. By then, it will be too late to change things.

Uric, I agree that governments are corrupt and full of lies but it doesn't mean you still can't find the time to enjoy the things in life while still keeping an eye on them.

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