Supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip shows are not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a fundamental part of a much larger movement that involves apathy, greed and hierarchy.
Here's what the right-wing has in, there's no shortage of the natural resources of ignorance, apathy, hate, fear. As long as those things are in the collective conscious and unconscious, the Republicans will have some votes.
Apathy in youth culture is pretty stark.
Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
With about a dozen assorted ongoing conflicts in the news every day, and with the stories becoming more horrific, the level of sadness becomes unbearable. And what becomes of our planet when that sadness becomes apathy? Because we feel helpless. And we turn our heads and turn the page.
Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
Voting is completely important. People in America think democracy is a given. I think of it as an ecosystem, and what gets in the way of it is politicians and apathy.
The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
I was faced more with apathy than opposition.
In North America, the greatest threat to the Jewish people is not the external force of antisemitism, but the internal forces of apathy, inertia and ignorance of our own heritage.
In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.
We're forfeiting our power if we succumb to apathy.
Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.
Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.
As far as I'm concerned, it's a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.
I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care.