It's pointless if you aren't asking why people are apathetic and offering a solution.
Its not pointless Wellsy, apathy in RL is a major issue. Call it what you want its still apathy.
Just saying they shouldn't be apathetic is as effective as saying "the grass shouldn't be green" and expecting it to change on it's own (some of it might do, but not because it was told to!).
And so do most people. It's not out of step with anyone at all really. You just don't seem to accept that some people don't don't believe in international RL, probably in the same way that you don't believe in other sporting events. It's not wholly difficult to comprehend that just because you like club RL doesn't mean you believe in all RL and they shouldn't feel like they HAVE to. They have a choice and are choosing not to. We need to know WHY. They're not wrong not to.
Its not comparable with me because I believe in supporting the things I believe in and not asking why I should do so. I do this because its how I am. If I'm out of step with the rest of RL then so be it.
It doesn't. I was offering one of MANY issues that international RL has. And there are many. And until many of these are addressed, international RL will stumble from one issue to the next.
It still doesn't explain the historical attendances though does it?
If your club merged with Leeds tomorrow, how many would still watch them? I mean, it's still RL right?