Are we too drugged to be outraged

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.