Everybody in my country seems to be willing to pay lip service to issues that trouble their minds.
The problem is that there seems to be a pervasive air of hopelessness in Americans these days that keeps them from actually doing something to fix the problems that this country is facing. There are millions of opinionated American citizens who do not even bother to vote because they nihilistically believe their vote will be a waste of effort. Most of the people who actually are voting and getting otherwise involved in the political spectrum are the people who hold the extreme beliefs of the far right and the far left, and that is what is killing my nation.
Just speaking a bit of my mind here. I actually am involved in activism for the rights of mental health patients...... And I vote in every election, and I try to get a more balanced view of the issues than what either CNN or Faux News has to offer (and that, sadly, is getting increasinly more and more difficult to come across these days).
I'll get off my soapbox and end this rant with this statement - the situation is only completely hopeless as long as everybody remains completely inactive.