I think a lot of people are mentally and psychologically exhausted. We are all sick of the hatred directed at us from schools, hollywood, msm, and politicians. The direct attack on common decency and values has left many shaking their heads in disbelief. It is surreal to say the least. People really are starting to give up. They are not being offered any real visions or alternatives for the future. All we hear about are economics and jobs. What good are they if we remain enslaved to the current system with no real way of bridging the divide.
I am energized as ever.
Another thing to consider about people tuning out of elections, news, etc. The horizon does not contain good news.
Tough times are coming (debt to DEAL with) beyond just the immediate economic state of the nation. Baby boomers going into retirement and drawing from the system. Gen Xers NOT earning what they thought they would after going to college (jobs being offshored, not being able to put in 15-20 years at one firm) and poor stock market performance (knocking out years of investment growth for retirement).
Prozac nation don’t want to confront this situation.