"How did we become so subservient and docile? It's as if the rest of Europe is preparing for mass protest and our slogan is, "I can't make it I'm afraid, I've got a tummy ache."
Splendid. Why aren't we out on the streets? My guess is fear, pure and simple. Fear of losing our precious jobs, fear of a violent police reaction with no possibility of redress, just plain fear.
I'm not so sure. I think it's apathy - but I'm also predicting that that phase will pass once the long-term effects of the cuts kick in and the everyday lives of the silent majority are directly affected.
Yeah, you could well be right there Popel. Perhaps a combination of apathy and fear?
Yes, and the fact that many people are too worried about their own individual problems to see the bigger picture of how the cuts will affect society as a whole.