Disconnected Reality in the U.S.

What’s the big news today in my homeland? Black Friday shopping rage and football. You won’t find headlines on the growing possibility that the U.S. might be getting ready to start WWIII via Syria or on the impending collapse of the Euro and the likelihood that this will push the world’s economy over the cliff – again.

So just how out of touch with reality are people in the United States?

Anxiety is apparently not at all good for the tender souls in the States because while Time magazine treats adults in other parts of the world as thinking beings who need to know about the sweeping changes that are taking place and transforming our times, they shelter Americans with puffy fluff that is better suited for the pages of O Magazine or Cosmo.

It will be interesting when Americans wake up from their turkey and all night shopping induced comatose states, but in a Chinese curse kind of way, I think.

2 thoughts on “Disconnected Reality in the U.S.

  1. There are a few of us who are paying attention and who regularly turn to foreign news sources to tell us what’s actually happening in our country.

    We’re not all out shopping or zoned out on Prozac watching Dancing with the Stars. I assure you. Most (all?) of us are angry, frustrated, and scared.

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