I think part of the reason why the ruling groups have been so succesful in getting away with their crimes is people's ignorance of philosophy. People nowadays will always ask for ridiculous levels of evidence about the claims that the people in power are really as evil as the conspiracists claim they are.
Some people would claim that this is a result of Christianity and the effect it has had on people. Since it pushes the perspective that god cares about everyone to the point that real suffering should be rare but when people are faced with the nature of reality they become cynical and start asking for insane levels of evidence for there to be truth at all, or the existance of god...
This really makes me believe that people are a danger to themselves and that It's very important for them to have authorities teach them the importance of philosophy when it comes to taking decisions. The modern technocracy in contrast, with the use of the media and the Internet has destroyed people's minds.
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