Of course the average American is bewildered. He has no idea because he was given no idea. She wasn’t allowed to have a clue. More formally, America’s social and cultural institutions broke down and failed catastrophically. Americans were not educated about the grave risks of the 21st century.
I understand why you say this. I do. But you know this information. David Suzuki has been around a long time, saying all the same things. And many others. Greta knew. A little girl, really,
Yes, it is true that this information was not making prime time. True that the oligarchy might not want people to know. The 1 percenters for sure don't want people to know.
But still. It's been out there. For years. Much of our oblivion has been willful blindness.
Often we humans prefer not to look at things when we don't know what to do about them. But I don't think we can afford to do that anymore. Too much is at stake.