That’s a quote from George Carlin, and it’s the fucking truth. Although I would replace “Government” with “The System,” because the government is ignorant to its own devices. In fact, the government is nothing more than a pawn to the elite billionaires. Your government isn’t repressing you, the company you work for most likely is.
But government turns a blind eye, and provides the infrastructure to make such repression possible. Schools, colleges, government guaranteed debt, taxes, bills, endless distractions, and government itself. The infrastructure that attempts to turn us all into obedient cogs then funnel us into the shackles of labor.
The pressing question is, what can be done about it? I don’t have a good answer. But the same system that enables the elite few to leverage the impoverished many can be used to chisel out your own little piece of the pie. You don’t have to accept your programming. You have the ability and the resources to flip the middle finger to the establishment and use it to your own advantage.
And even if you fail over and over again, isn’t that better than just going with the flow like every other automaton? Not every revolution is successful, but the people who fight for what they believe in would rather die than live under the thumb of a perceived tyrant.