Wasn't it Gen Flynn who siad something along the lines of 98% of population follow the 2% leaders? (im totally butchering this but you guys get what I mean)
Point is - I think its UP TO US to shake them from their apathy. For many (in CA) they will have to be at the edge of their own destruction before they wake up. Kinda like the Denethor in LOTR. For now, they have given into their OWN DESPAIR…fear is a powerful tool.
LOTR The Return of the King - Denethor gives in to despair
The Lord of the Rings - The Death of Denethor