The lack of apparent public interest in these matters merely reflects the degree to which most Americans these days define their reality by what they see on the television or film screen, which also informs them what matters and what does not. Thus, the episodic foibles of a Lindsay Lohan or a Britney Spears carry enormous national importance because these are widely discussed on television, while the premature deaths of perhaps half a million American citizens from an aspirin-substitute does not. And nearly all our elected officials and other national leaders seem just as totally dominated by such television-produced reality. This is not a sign of a healthy society nor one likely to long survive in its current form.Read it at Ron Unz – Writings and Perspectives
“When Half a Million Americans Died and Nobody Noticed”
By Ron Unz
Interesting piece about the untold deaths from Vioxx, the rise of China, and the 1980’s Soviet Union.