"We are all slaves so why are we so afraid of the alternatives to our slavery that we are not actively seeking new ways of doing things.
The basic answer seems to us that we are afraid of the unknown, we are simply afraid of the dark; which isn't very impressive when you think about it, is it? Fear originates in the most primitive and deepest part of our brain. This should give us pause for thought about the nature of the beings - psychopaths - that control us and keep that fear always there, always pressing in upon us, always stalking us. They have been playing our fear for all it's worth for generation after generation. Back when religion truly was the opium of the masses, when widespread ignorance and superstition and limited travel and communication were the standard, it is understandable that human's seemingly innate fears were used against them. But in today's world of high speed internet, lightning fast communication, and global travel we would have thought that the ignorance would have been dispelled and along with it the fear. But that is not the case.
The reason is that as a species we remain woefully ignorant of our real predicament and sinfully lacking in resolve to remedy that ignorance; generally preferring convenient fairy tales to truth."
Simon Davies & Donald Hunt[link]