They do want to hear bad things about other people, however. And they want to do bad things to them, in order to punish them. This is true overseas – we art at war with nearly all of the Gulf states. And at home – we have more people incarcerated than any nation in history.
I continue to read Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies – and I continue to be impressed by it.
And I continue to feel that something is missing – no one can argue with what it is saying, but it is having little effect. It is preaching to the choir (and doing a great job of this) – but the audience is missing.
The audience being the mass of the people – who do not think very well – but, because of their numbers (at least 80% of the population) dominate world events.
These are the people I am writing about – that do not want to hear bad things about them.
I suspect this situation is global – but I will limit my remarks to Americans – whom I know all too well, since I am one myself. They are in a strange situation (no one will argue with that) – and I ask myself “How did they get this way?”
Some of the answers are in Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? – which illuminates the Presidency of Bill Clinton and his wife.
Some excellent books have been written about this – but the mass of the people do not read! They watch movies and videos – that keep them entertained.
Text does not interest them – especially text that is critical of them.