I can see why some folks stop paying attention any more. They go about their own affairs and those of friends and family. No political interest, no vote. At least their personal lives are unfettered by the tumult of the movers and shakers of the world. Perhaps they have found peace in their isolation.
I reflect on the following headlines and shake my head in wonder at it all; oh, to be able to turn it all off.
Turkey Pressured to Send Troops Into Northern Iraq
Anti-Terror Spy Network Wrecked by White House Leak
Bombs Kill at Least 24 in Attacks Across Iraq
Resistance, Not Repression, Is the Real Story From Burma
Fearing Political Backlash, Democrats Prepare toRetreat on Wiretapping
Petraeus Steps Up Accusations Against Iran
US, West Seen Skirting Iraqi Refugee Crisis
Iraqi Authorities Seek Blackwater Ouster
Iraq Embassy Costs Soar Amid Poor Planning
Thousands Forced to Flee Darfur Town
White House: Al-Qaida expected to intensify
Tibetans storm Chinese embassy to protest religious policies
Democrats put debate on Iraq troop withdrawals on hold
Pakistani troops resume shelling near Afghan border
'Jena 6' case leads rash of racial incidents.
Zimbabwe women report police abuse
Iraq: Security convoy kills 2 women