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Normalcy Bias...

"The normalcy bias, or normality bias, refers to a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation." - wikipedia

They are abusing a natural coping mechanism.

I was lucky enough to have several uncles and cousins that started teaching me back in the 70's about what was coming. Back then there was fewer of us due to the relative lack of documentation and no internet to more easily point to official and verifiable sources. It was a very lonely period. And people back then were even less open and receptive.

Ron Paul's 2008 campaign was a huge breakthrough not only in that he awoke millions of new people to the idea that the Govt is up to sneaky things but also allowed those who were already awake to become aware of each other.

It may seem lonely and surreal to you now. But it used to be much worse. And oddly, the way you have to deal with it is to now-and-then slip off into a little bit of... controlled normalcy bias. Just make sure and bring yourself back to reality regularly enough so you don't get lost in it. :)

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~