>But they probably just have responsibilities like children or just don't want to die of hunger or life on the streets in absolute poverty. Way better reason to keep in track than some stupid lottery dream.
This man gets it. The current power structure simply needs to, at a bottomline, present itself as a better alternative to what a governmental collapse in the first world would entail. And I think it does this job very well, for all of its sins. In spite of living in a relatively shit country, a very corrupt and poor one, if I take an honest look at what successive Portuguese governments have done, I can't entirely complain. They have ensured that the citizens of this Republic have their basic human rights provided for, a bare minimum of wealth, and they provide safety. Even though I will be the first to talk at length about all sorts of macabre kleptocracy level fuckeries within the current state apparatus, the truth is I am lucky to have been born into this semi-first world shithole, in this particular period.
This alone is enough to keep myself from considering any sort of revolution or anti-government action. And I believe the same applies to reasonable people as well.
Additionally, as far as I am concerned, the stick of this stick and carrot game of governmental stability is what could realistically come out of a revolution and any of the current political forces that stand against the "system" taking power. It wouldn't get better in any realistic analysis. It would get worse, worse in ways I am unable to truly imagine since this "modern day slave society" has shielded me from the hardships and suffering that any other form of government in any other period would impose upon me. One may say that this modern man is nothing but cattle, but any sensible historical analysis will show you why he became cattle in the first place.