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Why You Personally Need to Take Action
The constant flow of externally-generated noise being force-fed into our homes is a dire health hazard that must be eradicated. But if that is going to be done, we are going to have to do it ourselves, because the politicians have sold us out, and the fix is in.
It is hard to say just when the death knell sounded for peace and quiet in the rest of the world, but in the United States, it occurred when the funding was cut for the Office of Noise Abatement Control because, after that, there was no central power to coordinate and promote noise education programs. Similarly, federal research programs into noise and ways to reduce it were terminated, and with a moribund federal effort there was no one to fund and encourage local anti-noise programs, which have since all but completely dried up.
It is too loud now, and getting louder, yet the fact is that the government has no plan in place to ever take steps to address the problem. Indeed, there is next to no official recognition that the crisis even exists.
The situation is bad and it is getting worse. Our families are suffering and people's lives are being destroyed by the ceaseless roar of continual noise, yet the cavalry are not on the horizon. The marines are not about to land, and we cannot wait for help because help is not coming.
Quite to the contrary, we are the help that others are hoping will show up some day.
Written by Craig
Spanish translation - Traducción al español
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