Brainwashed, kept in check by fear, and in a permanent state of Stockholm Syndrome. They are slavish devotees of authority, any authority. The church, the talking heads on TV and the radio who tell them what to think, RimJob, and on down the line. They hate anyone who dares challenge their authorities, for if you can be free, that calls into question why they are NOT free. Since there is no acceptable answer to that question, they can't countenance anyone who doesn't submit to the same authorities.