I agree with Bruce about the misdiagnosis of anti-authoritarians as mentally ill, however I think people contributing comments are giving the authority figures far too much credit. I don’t honestly believe they have the intelligence necessary to mastermind some manner of mass compliance-building initiative for the sake of doing so. I think it’s entirely more likely that blind compliance leads to productive yet uninspired living. Because individuals who deal well with authority, structure, and compliance are more predictable, they tend to be more desirable by the corporate structure. As a result, they end up becoming the authority over others and just see it as the “correct” way of thinking. Most of them aren’t deliberately malevolent, I don’t think… but rather, too stupid for the authority they hold because they earned it with compliance, not merit.