How many of us would give up and do as our captors say? How many of us will refuse to appease our captors? This clip from Star Trek The Next Generation is a great illustration of how the government is willing to torture and terrorize its citizens.
Notice the isolation. Notice the lying to get the subject to enticed. Notice the enticement of pleasure in exchange for capitulation.
All the subject had to do is admit to seeing a false reality. That’s what happening right in front of us. We are being tortured and terrorized to see a false reality.