We've spent the past few weeks doing an informal poll. Collectively, we've asked friends, family, colleagues and everyday people on the street one basic question: If you say 'Yes' that you are upset with the way things stand economically and with the system, what factor or factors would scare you into inactivity? I received many different responses, some unique and others pretty common though from multiple sources.
So listed below in no particular order are reasons and reasonings I've gathered from those young & old, male & female and representing every microcosm of life why a person would hesitate to fight the system during this Great Recession:
~ Fear that 'change' could/would be worse than the present
~ Fear that to protest & disrupt would be playing into terrorists' hands
~ "I would never protest while our boys are out there in harm's way.."