It could well be about making the military an attractive option for everyone who can’t find a job because of the immense profits to be had from warfare. It’s also about cherry-picking certain personality types for police and airport security jobs. This may be simplistic but I’m less concerned with detailing what I have seen than I am that you think in a certain direction.
Cultures that embrace everything and anything as being acceptable soon cease to exist as a culture. Cultures exist by the maintenance of traditions. It’s one of the reasons people travel to other countries, when they used to be able to do that.
The degree of the severity of the suffering that attends the appearance of the real and the resolution of the unreal, is dependent on the wideness of the gulf between them.
When the public cannot motivate itself to become the instrument of change then change is thrust upon them, to the extent that it is necessary for them to become aware of it. Every bit of the suffering in your life comes about because of being, to some degree, out of touch with what is real.
We go right back to the well again, even years later, when we are told some new tale because we want to believe it.
None of us are immune to this. It’s part of life to catch on to the fact that you are being lied to. A lot of the time these things are done for the purpose of amusement.
What’s wrong with us?
Somehow we got stuck with a moral code that hinders our ability to mutate into full blown assholes that care about no one but themselves.
The fact is that we are only seeing one side of the Mobius strip of existence. It’s set up this way and that’s what faith and certitude are all about. You’re not supposed to be absolutely dead certain, though some of us are.
You’re supposed to be plagued by doubt to the degree that you are engaged in doubtful enterprise. That is, unless you are a psychopath and then it’s a piece of cake, for awhile.