they know that we are badly misinformed. Our communications media is largely monopolized by a small number of very wealthy corporations and individuals.
I also believe that a disproportionate percentage of the super wealthy are people who care about very little but their own wealth and power. Most governments throughout history have been set up imperfectly, so that power is susceptable to being seized by unprincipled people. It takes a lot of vigilance on the part of a nation's people to keep the balance of power equitable and fair. We have to a large degree lost that vigilance, and we are bombarded daily by propaganda meant to maintain and even worsen the status quo.