“Fear is a government’s greatest weapon. With it, they can convince a people that they need to abandon their freedom. In exchange, they get safety. Of course, you just trade one monster for another, but by the time the people realize this, it is too late.” --Victor Methos
Remember, as the public rejects religion and its leaders, new ones are created in the cults of sport and celebrity. People need leaders, and they need to follow. In Canada at least, hockey players can fit this bill.