All my work is about change. Everything I do, from managing public discussions about our 2nd Amendment to using my spare time to talk on here is all about the desire for changing the course our country is on.
Julian Assange is no hero in my eyes. The idea of getting out information held from the public that effect us is a noble one when/if such information does not directly threaten our national interests (such as the lives of our Armed forces). I am not naive to the fact that he [Assange] appears to be working to destroy the American (and Western) culture and influence around the world. We only need to look to Russia to see that. However, he is not breaking any laws that I know of and freedom of the press is very important. The press in this country has already bent to threats that are normally reserved for media in the developing world.
Perhaps you might consider checking out Oath Keepers, an organization of Military and Law Enforcement who are willing to make a stand against tyranny if (some say its already here but it could be MUCH worse) it rears its head here.
Worrying about yourself and family isn't selfish. In fact, it might be the best thing that you could be doing right now considering the economic outlook. Looking out for ones family usually includes knowing what threats exist and it appears that, even if you don't see much of a threat, you are already doing more than many people by keeping quasi-informed (reading msm news and the like).
Bashing people who complain is faulty logic if the cause for bashing is due to view that complaining does nothing/solves nothing. What do you think Congress does all day when they aren't working the lobbyists? Also, a simple complaint can open a whole box of worms when other people notice the complaints. This is how many subjects that effect freedom/liberty come to light and allows for others who wish to see a better future work to correct what is wrong.
Good point on how spoiled we are though. Our poor has big screen TVs and some with multiple cars whereas the same people.. if they were in say, India, would be living like our homeless here, save in larger communities of shanties, eating scraps from the local dump. This is no reason to yield liberty and waive ones natural rights as further we go down that path, the closer we are to a real situation of starvation and the shanty towns (some are already springing up.. "tent cities", cleaner but the point remains).
So, I'll continue to "complain" in my spare time. When I'm working, I guess we'll just call those complaints doing something.