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8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

"Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination."
http://www.alternet.org/story/151850/8_reasons_young_america...



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Fear of out-of-control Police-State, should be #1

I believe that is the reason most people do not protest more.

That, and people are still too comfortable, and too used to being too comfortable.

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Very true on both points

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Good points by you...

...too.

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Interesting Article

Below are the headings of the list (the article fleshes each of these out). It's interesting how debt is used to control both countries and individuals. The medicating of children is also very disturbing. I guess we're all being "medicated" though with GMOs, flouride in the water, etc. Surveillance definitely has a "chilling effect" and TV is a pacifier plus it spreads propaganda. Plus schooling is undoubtedly being used for compliance (I don't know why the article says "not for democracy" as if democracy is a good thing).

1. Student-Loan Debt
2. Psychopathologizing and Medicating Noncompliance.
3. Schools That Educate for Compliance and Not for Democracy.
4. “No Child Left Behind” and “Race to the Top.”
5. Shaming Young People Who Take Education—But Not Their Schooling—Seriously.
6. The Normalization of Surveillance.
7. Television.
8. Fundamentalist Religion and Fundamentalist Consumerism.