Most people would
rather be in the majority, than be right.
At least 20% of
the population has strong authoritarian tendencies, which
will emerge under the right conditions.
Fear of death is
only rivaled by the fear of social disapproval. The
latter could be stronger.
just as effective in the modern day as it was 100 years ago.
Access to limitless information
has not made the average person any wiser...
everything can and will be politicized by the media,
government, and those who trust them.
and large corporations will gladly sacrifice human lives if
it is conducive to their political and financial
believe the government acts in the best interests of the
people. Even many who are vocal critics of the
Once they have
made up their mind, most people would rather to commit to
being wrong, than admit they were wrong.
Humans can be
trained and conditioned quickly and relatively easily to
significantly alter their behaviors — for better or worse.
frightened, most people will not only accept
authoritarianism, but demand it.
People who are
dismissed as "conspiracy
theorists" are often well researched and simply
ahead of the mainstream narrative.
Most people value
safety and security more than freedom and liberty, even if
said "safety" is merely an illusion.
Hedonic adaptation occurs
in both directions, and once inertia sets in, it is
difficult to get people back to "normal."
A significant %
of people thoroughly enjoy being subjugated.
"The Science" has
evolved into a secular pseudo-religion for millions of
people in the West. This religion has little to do with
Most people care
more about looking like they are doing the right thing,
rather than actually doing the right thing.
the media, science, and
the healthcare industries
are all corrupt, to varying degrees. Scientists and doctors
can be bought as easily as politicians.
If you make
people comfortable enough, they will not revolt. You can
keep millions docile as you strip their rights, by giving
them money, food, and entertainment.
Modern people are
overly complacent and lack vigilance when it comes to
defending their own freedoms from government overreach.
It's easier to
fool a person than to convince them that they have been