For a long time I was the crazy one talking about an out of control ruling class and how it threatened our way of life. Most people were doing just fine, thank you. Losing liberty was too abstract/too theoretical. It was hard to convince most people there was anything to worry about.
So complacency ruled, enabling and encouraging the massive corruption we now see.
Self government is work-look no further than school board meetings or football games COMPLACENT NO MORE! Do whatever you can!