Pierce William Luther - The trouble with people


Author : Pierce William Luther
Title : The trouble with people
Year : 1976

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Many of our people who are attempting to recruit new members, or even to get a new person to come to one of our Sunday evening meetings have commented to me recently how very difficult it is. In the first place they find that people resist new ideas. Most people are pretty much in agreement with what their TV set has told them, and they don’t want to be told by someone else that their TV set has been lying to them. That’s the largest category of people that we meet. But even those people who are wise to the lies of the controlled media are not easy to motivate. Some are afraid, even if they won’t admit it. They are afraid to say or do anything, including joining the Alliance, which may cause Big Brother to retaliate against them in some way. They’re afraid they’ll be fired from their jobs, or that their tax returns will be audited, or that something else unpleasant may happen to them. And then there are the slobs who are just plain selfish or lazy and who just don’t care. They agree with us, they say, but they can’t become members because they need that three dollars a month for other things — beer, cigarettes, clothes, new records for the hi-fi, or what have you. Or they can’t come to a meeting because they ordinarily bowl on Sunday nights, or they have to get up at six o’clock the next morning, or it’s too far to drive, or they’d miss their favorite TV program — or something. Now when we talk to people like this, day after day, and most of the people that we talk to are like this, they fall into one of the categories I’ve just described. When we talk to so many people like this, it’s easy to become disillusioned, discouraged, and cynical — or, what’s just as bad, to retreat into hobbyism. ...

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