It suddenly occurs to me that one of the certain consequences of the mass literacy and disposable income the planet is experiencing is the time for people to ask questions. Most of these questions are rude and useless.
David Graeber, him say:
"There is no better way to ensure people are not politically active or aware than to have them working, commuting to work, or preparing for work every moment of the day. Sacrificing so many of one's waking hours to the gods of productivity ensures no one has access to outside perspectives that would enable them to notice - for instance - that organizing life this way ultimately decreases productivity." ~David Graeber
While I wouldn't call this a useless question, I sense that it is rude because it presumes that people ought to have nothing better to do than be politically active or aware. That is a question that begs aggregation of small minds for small purposes at best. At worse it is an open invitation to drop out of the work world and join the revolution. In either case it is an irksome proposition.
I wouldn't be the first to question puritanical sensibilities when it comes to work. On the other hand, how exactly does this fetish for politics and away from work seek to deal with income inequality? Oh wait.