A proper analysis of what's wrong, as well as a start at articulating a reasonable alternative, might help a lot.
The following post was prompted by the Salon article linked below.
In my view there are 4 reasons for this:
1. The diversion of entertainment.
2. The diversion of toys and the activities surrounding them.
3. The diversion of continuous threat; either as external agents or internal occurrence, natural or systematic.
4. The lack of anyone proposing a consistent analysis of the fundamental problem, as well as what an alternative might be.
The first three here are not only self explanatory, they've already been mentioned, at least in part, in these comments.
The last issue, however, has, in my opinion, only been addressed recently. It is also why I have been commenting at all these last few years as I, self serving though it may be, am the one who has changed this situation.
You certainly have the right now to consider that I am full of sh_t, but before you close the door completely on that conclusion you ought to at least do a little due diligence and make sure there isn't anything to this claim. With what's at stake I would think a little effort on everyone's part to look where ever they can is not asking very much at all.