In the novel “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley the government tries to prevent its people from speaking freely and thinking by giving them soma, a legal drug that is available for them every day.”
We have both legal and illegal drugs to blind us as well as the “Roman Games” (all professional sports are a diversionary) to quell and divert the public from real problems.
In our current real world the government and media fill the populous with the nonsense of security. While at the same time robbing from everyone with an income. We are invaded by hordes of foreign poor at the behest of the same government. Our government is the most racially prejudiced entity in existence wielding it’s power against the majority of the population. Not one government program is fairly administered to all individuals providing favoritism to “minorities” in every case.