Why do we allow things to be as bad as they are?

why have we allowed things in our civilization to get to the point they we are at now. we are misinformed, poorly educated, saturated with mindless nonsense peddled for reality on tv everyday and yet we buy into it. we think because tv tells us that the bad guy will alway's get caught at the end of csi that... show more why have we allowed things in our civilization to get to the point they we are at now. we are misinformed, poorly educated, saturated with mindless nonsense peddled for reality on tv everyday and yet we buy into it. we think because tv tells us that the bad guy will alway's get caught at the end of csi that thats how it happens. at the end of the day we will be victorious in whatever we do. this is nonsense. we can not win a war on terror, we can not win the hearts of the iraqi people when we use torture, inprisonment and just plain brute force. in iraq if you are of fighting age our military can inprison you for up to 6 months without cause. now you might say well this is what has to be done to win the war. well this hasnt been a war for a long time its an occupation. what would you do if that was going on here? if we stay on this path for to long we will be the one's with the hoods over our heads being led off to secret prisons with no just cause in the name of freedom.
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