|Mike Wuest||# Posted on October 31, 2013 at 4:26 pm|
@zach840, Because of values.
People in this country value comfort, security, and pleasure over true freedom and true independence and reality.
As long as they’re entertained and comfortable, they can turn a blind eye to everything that’s going on.
If I’m sitting on my throne fat and happy, but my throne only exists because thousands of slaves that I don’t directly see prop it up, it would be in my best interest to turn a blind eye to that. Otherwise my facade would crumble.
The only reason they rebel in places like Syria is because they aren’t comfortable.
As long as people are kept comfortable, they’re easily manipulated, because comfort trumps all else.