In the body, a parasite, which works against the body's well-being, is actually fed by that body, because it sets off chemical reactions that invoke the body to feed it, at its own detriment. This same sort of thing is occurring to the human race at large, at both a societal and global scale. People are driven by fear. They fear things that those at the head of society, including their very own elected officials, are responsible for. They are driven by guilt. This guilt is caused by the very same political and religious institutions. They are made to feel guilty about their sexual desires, as well as their desires to alter their consciousness. Both of these things are perfectly natural desires, and have been present within humanity for the entirety of our existence. The people become consumed by these emotions, and the majority of their biological energy is used in maintaining these undesirable mental states. This leaves them weak and vulnerable. From the perspective of the ruling class, it is advantageous for us to be in this weakened mental state. This is because when we are in that state, we feel helpless. We feel that there is nothing we can do. When we feel like this, we simply allow those in charge to do what they will. Even if their decisions are causing society to fall apart at its seams, we still just sit back and allow them to do what they do. You see, this weakened mental state quite literally results in a psychosis, or insanity. Rational thought becomes impossible, and the human being is reduced to little more than a model of irrational reactionary behavior. Their decisions and thought-processes are driven almost exclusively by fear and paranoia. They create an endless sea of enemies, and are left to fight among themselves. There is a lot of name-calling, and playing of the blame game. Noone is willing to get to the root of these problems, so they argue ferociously over trivial details that will make almost no difference to anything. Eventually it becomes very clear that every mainstream position will do very little to enact change, and the argument becomes something like "Listen to me, and things will be slightly less terrible." People will then proceed to give these men their absolute devotion, all in pursuit of the glorious goal of something slightly less terrible. This is absolutely and undeniably psychotic behavior, and if you pay any attention at all you will clearly see that the majority of the people act in ways that make little sense. This is an incredibly widespread psychosis, but it is not recognized because the majority of the population is affected by it! This insanity is not the natural state of a human being. We are much more than this, and we deserve much more than this. Change starts with you, the individual. Do not succumb to fear-tactics. Do not allow yourself to feel guilty for things that there is no reason to feel guilty about. Do not feel an obligation to a system that does more to harm you and your fellow man than it does to help you. The time for change is now, and it all starts with the freeing of your mind.