…The one permanent emotion of the inferior man, as of all the simpler mammals, is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants beyond everything else is security. His instincts incline him toward a society so organized that is will protect him at all hazards, and not only against perils to his hide but also against assaults upon his mind – against the need of grapple with the unaccustomed problems, to weigh ideas, to think things out for himself, to scrutinize the platitudes upon which his everyday thinking is based.
– H.L. Mencken