The actual article in entitled "Are Americans a Broken People".
However....the question asked "Why We've Stopped Fighting Back Against the Forces of Oppression" does not apply only to Americans.
The questions applies equally to people that would be characterized as "westerners".
That is, Americans, Canadians, Brits, Aussies, Italians, Scottish, German etc., etc., most everyone understands or should understand the term 'western'.
This fellow asks a lot of good questions.
A psychologist asks: Have consumerism, suburbanization and a malevolent corporate-government partnership so beaten us down that we no longer have the will to save ourselves?Read the article at the link, share your thoughts and most of all......
Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not "set them free" but instead further demoralize them? Has such a demoralization happened in the United States?
Do some totalitarians actually want us to hear how we have been screwed because they know that humiliating passivity in the face of obvious oppression will demoralize us even further?
What forces have created a demoralized, passive, dis-couraged Western/U.S. population?
Can anything be done to turn this around?
Best wishes for as much good in 2010 as is possible, for everyone!