Regarding Mr. Hedges's commentary, I am encouraged to come across others who have similar sentiments toward our current governmental predicament.
Having studied German language and history, I have been noticing parallels with Nazism since January 2004 or even a little earlier. Granted, some things could be coincidences, but too many are manifesting themselves. What's the maxim: once is an event, twice is a pattern and three is a trend. What word would we use for, say, 134?
I believe many need to refresh their memories by picking up Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" and giving it a good, long read.
Lip service is the same as apathy.