On one hand we have a population absorbed in following top down national narratives as if to do otherwise would be unpatriotic. Meanwhile and never mind that democracy cannot survive without division. Some may be familiar with the judus goat concept. Sheep have a natural fear of the smell of blood. It is hard to march them forward into the slaughter house. A special type of goat was trained to gain the confidence of the sheep so that they would follow him. The judas goat would then lead the trusting sheep to slaughter. The goat would not be slaughtered but would return and lead another group of sheep to their deaths.
Today, at least four industries with symbiotic relationships along with politicians and others serve as judas goats with respect to the overall population. Profit opportunities abound. Any line of reasoning that puts any of this system in question is censored. Even Firefox engages in censorship. That is probably to protect the money it receives from Google.
On the other hand, there is the rest of the population believing every word that comes out of the mouth of authority. Their fears are assuaged while they wait, but not resolved. All of their critical decisions are made by government. Citizens look to government to solve their problems. People will pay enormous sums for these services even though the benefits are imaginary. What we have is a nation of chumps supporting a network of wealthy others who have become highly adept at exploiting the inborn insecurities of the overall population. While the public is looking for solutions to problems, the elite are looking for problems to exploit. They are doing that.
Here is the reality we face today as explained by WC Fields.
Just like my Uncle Charlie used to say, just before he sprung the trap: He said, “You can’t cheat and honest man! Never give a sucker an even break or smarten up a chump.
“You can fool some of the people some of the time — and that’s enough to make a decent living.”
The world’s largest industries are basically making sure no one is even able to smarten up chumps by censoring all dialog that might cause that to happen.