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Most Americans have no clue about what is really going on in America today.

They are happy to go about their weekly routine without questioning their leaders or the watered-down narratives that are disseminated daily in the form of shallow sound bites on the nightly news.

Americans have become so ignorant — so insulated from the truth — that those who are even halfway awake have labeled all the others as “sheeple”… people who will blindly accept and follow any direction that comes from a person who’s in a position of authority.

And so the sheeple continue to drop their kids off at public school, drive to work, put in their eight hours, eat microwave dinners in front of the TV, and think of nothing else but “making it” to the weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Why are so many Americans asleep at the wheel?

All the while they remain oblivious to what’s happening behind the scenes because they’ve been trained to ignore anybody who contradicts their neatly packaged worldview.

“Conspiracy theorists!” they say, right before turning their brains off.

Why is this? Why are so many Americans “asleep at the wheel,” as it were?

As Eric Hoffer points out, it all comes down to what people want to be free from

PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES ARE BARREN AND INSECURE SEEM TO SHOW A GREATER WILLINGNESS TO OBEY THAN PEOPLE WHO ARE SELF-SUFFICIENT AND SELF-CONFIDENT. TO THE FRUSTRATED, FREEDOM FROM RESPONSIBILITY IS MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN FREEDOM FROM RESTRAINT. THEY ARE EAGER TO BARTER THEIR INDEPENDENCE FOR RELIEF FROM THE BURDENS OF WILLING, DECIDING AND BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR INEVITABLE FAILURE. THEY WILLINGLY ABDICATE THE DIRECTING OF THEIR LIVES TO THOSE WHO WANT TO PLAN, COMMAND AND SHOULDER ALL RESPONSIBILITY. MOREOVER, SUBMISSION BY ALL TO A SUPREME LEADER IS AN APPROACH TO THEIR IDEAL OF EQUALITY.

IN TIME OF CRISIS, DURING FLOODS, EARTHQUAKES, EPIDEMICS, DEPRESSIONS AND WARS, SEPARATE INDIVIDUAL EFFORT IS OF NO AVAIL, AND PEOPLE OF EVERY CONDITION ARE READY TO OBEY AND FOLLOW A LEADER. TO OBEY IS THEN THE ONLY FIRM POINT IN A CHAOTIC DAY-BY-DAY EXISTENCE. (THE TRUE BELIEVER BY ERIC HOFFER, P. 118)

Hoffer published these words in 1951 after observing the nature of mass movements, including what happened during the reign of the Nazis in Germany and the reign of Joseph Stalin in Russia.

Strangely, his words seem to apply just as much to today’s sheeple in America as they did to the political zombies of World War II and earlier.

It’s a little bit scary when you think about it, isn’t it?

Don’t be scared. Be prepared.
-Survival Joe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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