Here is why. Because anything that matters...actually matters to people. Now, add in the fact that people rarely agree on anything. Now add in that you have trolls that then like o use multiple accounts too gang up on people with whom they disagree...then add in how this can encourage a few more trolls to pile on, and the end result is exactly what the trolls were looking for...silencing opposing viewpoints.
This, of course is destroying our society. People won't speak up on anything that matters, unless they feel that it is in the popular opinion. What they don't realize is that often, even when they think they are not in agreement with the popular opinion, they actually are. That's part of the tactic where they make a popular opposing viewpoint seem as if it is the minority opinion by making those who hold that viewpoint, afraid to share it. This causes most people who hold that opinion t believe that very few share their opinion.
What if you walked into a sports bar and people were only cheering for one team (team A). You might think nobody likes the other team (team B). But if you look closer, you might notice that the majority of people aren't actually cheering for team A. They aren't cheering at all. Now, if you walked up to one and quietly asked him if he likes Team B, and then whisper to him that you like team B, he might nod and admit that he also likes team B. So then you ask why he isn't cheering for them. He might tell you that if you do, the fans of Team A descend on you and start screaming at you, and telling you how horrible you are. And all he wants is to just be left alone so he can enjoy the game. He then might also admit that he is pretty sure this is the local hangout for fans of team A and he assumes that the majority of people there are fans of Team A. He would probably be very surprised if a secret poll of fans revealed that the majority are fans of Team B. But what has happened is that the fans of Team A have been able to make them all afraid to openly express who they root for, and so each and every one of the fans of team B thinks as this guy does...that they are alone.
This is what activists do..the tactic they use. And it has been used very successfully by political activists. One place you can confirm this is with the LGBT community. Read the book "After the Ball" which is a book written in 1989 by two gay activists lawyers that worked in the advertising industry. Google that and the word Jamming. Jamming was just one of three tactics used in the larger tactic to mentally manipulate people. Another one was conversion, but I don't remember the third. It worked, as anyone can see. While, if put to a vote, most same sex marriage bills lose, and yet most people think they are the minority opinion if they oppose same sex marriage. Obviously, they are not, which just proves how well this tactic works.
I agree with your comment. Most people won't stand up to their viewpoint.
Many people want to stay relevant I guess
Maybe, but one person's stupid, trivial question is another's great, earth-shattering dilemma.
Barious reasons; They are closed minded. Some subjects are taboos. Some people don't like to talk about those things cuz it can be depressing or not decent to talk about in public. Some subjects are not good for faint hearted people. I don't like to talk about certain things unless its with my family.
Because we're scared of change maybe?
Not afraid of change..afraid to express your opinion, only to find out that most disagree with you, and then attack you for your beliefs.
I'll take the stupid questions, thank you very much.
very good question...government and congress-2 very big, real problems