Are we too drugged to be outraged
By Lee Russ
Tuesday, October 04, 2005 at 08:30 AM
I have a theory on why it is seems to be so much harder to get people outraged today than it was during the Viet Nam war (actually, it's my wife's theory, but I can use it). We simply have too many people on anti-depressants and tranquilizers. These drugs chemically interfere with the emotions of sadness, anxiety, and anger. And you've seen the dollar figures for sales of these drugs in the US--billions a year. How many patients would that equate to? One million? Five million? All chemically indisposed to dissent.