do you know how much time is wasted on dead-end rants like yours
Educating people about what is going on is hardly a dead end rant. There are those who prefer to stick their heads in the sand. The hear no evil, see no evil type mentality. Those people are likely to never be reached just like the "liver flushers" who still believe that those big squishy green stones are gallstones when they have been proven to be soap stones beyond any reasonable doubt. Not everyone is like that though. There are those who really want to know what is going on and want to do something to change it for the better if possible. But simply making it sound like life is black and white and nobody can change that is not going to help a thing. The reason this country and this world have been going downhill so bad is because of complacency: "Yes, our government is corrupt, but you cannot change it so live with it." "Yes, we are losing species of animals on a daily basis, but you cannot change it so live with it." "Yes, we are ruining our only habitat, but you cannot change it so live with it." "Yes, drugs are a major problem and affecting our kids, but you cannot change it so live with it." "Our schools are suffering from lack of funds while politicians are wasting trillions of dollars annually on worthless pork barrel projects like a 'bridge to nowhere', but you cannot change it so live with it.".............. Yep, let's just keep ignoring problems in the world since we cannot do anything to change it. Yes, I am being sarcastic.