Unformatted text preview: If the signers of this statement thought that the American society of their time was indifferent, I can’t imagine what they would think of today’s society who’s main focus seems to be the top 10 plays on Sports Center, or who wins American Idol. The war in Iraq, while by no means as unpopular as Vietnam, has not resulted in any backlash like the half a million strong “Mobe” in 1969. I think a lot of this apathy is cause by the same thing it was cause by in the 60s: control of the media, government, and education systems by the elite. If the powers that be can keep Americans contented by relative prosperity, and ignorant with entertainment rather than news, they can and will do whatever they want, with only nominal opposition....
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- Summer '09
- Vietnam War, Port Huron Statement