There are some people, when there is some sort of tyrannical change or shift in culture for the worse, who will not think, unquestioningly, not even blinking, when asked 'when do you think it will return to normal?' They will look you dead in the eye and say 'it has always been like this.'55 posts and 13 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
When probed further, they will give you some variation of 'never. We will never return to normal because this is the new normal'.
These people, when there is regime change, are essentially meat. They are meat to be put into the grinder, who will either through inaction, maintain the status quo, or worse, through action, work as useful dogs and idiots for the establishment.
They are the very people who go first when the march towards further restrictions inches forwards, as predatory people further push your boundaries for profit or sadism. They will rat out their neighbours, who will then go next, and so on, and so forth.
Until, through much pain and suffering, there is regime change again, for the better.
Then these same people, who have been derided as fence sitters, or NPCs, will turn around and say they always believed the new position. Eurasia was always at war with East Asia. Again.
Unfortunately, the solution is to openly spot these people, to mock and ridicule them, and, first and foremost, to never give them the impression that they are special. Or important. Or are doing the right thing by acting as the dogs of elites. But, as we are now obsessed with the next great dopamine hit, and of acting like these sanctioned rebels, this is next to impossible without some sort of technological change.