You are dismayed to find that millions of your countrymen prefer slavery to freedom.

Then someone reminds you that freedom is an historical anomaly, while subjugation has been the rule for most of human history. This sense of perspective us supposed to make you feel better.

It doesn't.

The truth is that we cannot simply focus on the few who seek to oppress us. We also need to confront and vanquish the many in our midst who WANT to be oppressed.