Americans are lazy but I don't know that they will do nothing. Beck has a daily viewership of something like 2.5 million - for many of whom this is the only detailing of the days' news. He has cornered the market on the aging and stagnated portion of the population, people who don't access or understand technology and are already worried that the world is passing them by. They turned out en mass just to vilify our first black president in protest after worthless protest. They are waiting, not for someone to tell them to think, but for someone who will tell them what to think. The aging baby-boomers, the boob-tube generation. These are also the religiously entrenched folks who have read the entire LEFT BEHIND series and would like nothing more than to have the rapture happen in their lifetime. They want their moment of reality TV- which would ideally mean a chance to be armed and dangerous for the Lord. They already believe that when the world falls into chaos there will be a second coming, so this is their chance to help make it happen. They just need someone to orchestrate it because churches are, by their very definition, organized. It would be humerous if it wasn't so serious.
All this is True.
But never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
I always forget about american paranoia :(
All I can say, what ever happens it will take time, and during this time we will all know what will hatch out of new Arab-egg.