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Apathy • Calculus
“What? I see your lips moving but all I hear is blah blah blah.”
“In soviet Russia, nobody care.”
“Yeah, you will not care.”
Nobody cares is a policy employed by dictators, despots, democracy, the general public, and the wiki administration. It would be considered the largest epidemic facing the world today if it weren't for the fact that nobody gives a flying cow about epidemics.
Origins in Ancient Greece
The school of thought began when somebody wanted something and nobody really wanted to do anything about it, or something. This is thought to have occurred sometime between Ancient Mesopotamia and the Fall of Rome, so we'll say Ancient Greece. Nobody cares enough to find out for sure. Somebody probably started it, with authority probably, so let's say Zeus. He was the ultimate god and ruled over the people or something and then the people weren't happy.
Then there was Rome and the Romans didn't like Christians. The Christians wanted to live. Romans were unmoved and made them fight lions to death. After the invasion of Rome (not by Christians but by barbarians), we needed some kind of civilization to stop the barbarians or whatever, but no one could seem to get around to it. This led to the Fall of Rome, and is generally agreed upon (I think) as the beginning of the Dark Ages.
Some people decided they were lords and crushed the peasantry which begot the Feudal Era. The peasants didn't want to be serfs, but nobody cared. The serfs were promptly whipped. Everybody decided they hated Jews next, and the Jews insisted they never did anything, but the Christians were really too busy to deal with their whining. Spain kicked them out. The Muslims too.
Then the people of France were upset by their monarchy. The monarchy didn't really give a shit. This is immortalized in Marie Antoinette's famous line "The people don't have any bread? How the fuck is that my problem?" The people promptly revolted.
Around that time, Britain decided to tax the American colonies. The colonists decided that nobody cared about what Britain wanted and started a war. Stuff kept happening in Europe. What? You want more? What do I look like, some kind of guy who knows stuff about history or something? What do I care about history?
There were a bunch of native people living in America with rights to the land, but nobody cared. Some Europeans took all the land and gave the natives diseases and the government decided nobody gave a crap and set up laws about the right way to steal land.
Enslaved persons didn't like being forced to work. They were promptly whipped and auctioned off. The government agreed that nobody cared about black people and prohibited giving them rights. There was a civil war, or something.
The Irish potatoes got sick and the Irish came to America. Nobody cared that they were hungry and told them, "Irish need not apply." The government had already decided that nobody liked the Irish. (See the Declaration of Independence: "All men, except the Irish, are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights – again, except the Irish, just to be extra clear on this point. Nobody give rights to the goddam Irish.")
The Titanic sank but, honestly, who gives a crap? Never let go ... Too bad, Jack, nobody cares.
Then there was a bunch of stuff about rights and who gets to vote and who gets lynched.
Then there was a war in Europe.
There was a depression and lots of people died, but nobody cares.
Hitler started killing off the Jews, but nobody cared and America only wanted to end the depression and establish its place in the world. Then everybody found out Hitler was killing the Jews and nobody cared that nobody hadn't cared. The Jews got their own country, and killed Palestinians, but honestly, who gives a shit? The United Nations refused to give them their land back, nobody actually cares for Palestinians.
Then this Space program launched a man onto another celestial object in the first time in history, but people got tired of it after the third try. I think it was Vietnam's Space Program, but I forgot where they went to though.
Then more stuff happened, but nobody cares about any of it except maybe September 11th. Sometimes. In 2003, The New York Times published a story which claimed that researchers had discovered a man who actually did care. However, three days later it was revealed that the man's name was Nobody. Elections were rigged in Iran. Protests broke out and some died. People were about to care, until Michael Jackson died. Though, all he left behind was debt, so nobody cared.
People who care today
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