I think more and more, many citizens are beginning to feel used by the government.
They in general do not care about individual citizens and only care about staying in power. They are corrupt, lie and whore out our nation's future to stay in power now.
They view most citizens as unwashed masses to be fearful of, spy on and control.
Personal freedoms are slowly but steadily eroding being replaced with increasing personal dependency upon the government.
What's to like about that?
Absolutely. Like Carlin said, it's a big club and we ain't in it.
Gator is the perfect example of the model citizen the owners of this country desire as he's already demonstrated in just one post in this thread (now two). He's someone incapable of critical thinking, incapable of thinking for himself (seriously, he's never had an original insult let alone thought), he's someone who likes being told what to do, what to think, and when to think and do those things...
As Carlin puts it best:
"They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they're getting FUKED by the system that threw them overboard 30 fukin' years ago. They don't want that. They want more Gators. OBEDIENT WORKERS, people who are just smart enough to run the machines do the paperwork, and just dumb enough to passably accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime, and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it."
Gator is the model citizen for the owners of this country. And he revels in his ignorance.
In short, here's a general plea: don't be like Gator. Be smarter than Gator. Open your eyes and realize the game is rigged. It's time for a real change in this country and that starts by not accepting the status quo.