Pick up any newspaper in Europe, Asia or anywhere else, regardless of date. It is only seldom and as if by chance that one finds anything about the basic principles and nature of the processes of love, work and knowledge, their vital neccesity, their interrelationship, their rationality, their seriousness etc.
On the other hand, the newspapers are full of high politics, diplomacy, military and formal events, which have no bearing upon the real process of everyday life. In this way the average working man and woman are imbued with the feeling that ..... they are small, inadequate, superflous, and not much more than an accident in life.
Wilhlem Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism.