Mad_Dugan wrote:I think it has more to do with the majority of the population not understanding big words
ftfy, and agreed. that majority however is split up into the apathetic and the stupid. both are problems.
ie, there are a lot of people right now complaining that congress and obama are completely ignoring unemployment and focusing too much on the budget/debt issue... lol really? it shouldn't be surprising that a lot of people are unable to connect the two. even when people aren't apathetic they can still be stupid.
congress and the president need to do a better job of speaking plain english to the public and the public needs to be more involved. but most people don't get involved until policies start to affect them directly, and when they do their focus remains fixed on their favorite pundit, and like Mad_Dugan said, "changing peoples opinion after that is difficult."
imo the only thing (besides old crazy conservatives dying) that can facilitate national progression is social media and networking. sites such facebook, twitter, youtube, and reddit are really showing what social media is capable of, but i'm still waiting for a wave of forums and networks that more efficiently focus on social progress and politics... networks that not only help us connect better with each other, but our representatives, senators, and other political figures. i'm hoping they come.