In actuality the sad truth is that we have the internet and all of it's attendant horrors (like facebook)
where we can whine about our problems, get a pat on the back from some faceless "friend" thus receiving the catharsis needed to put it all behind us and get on with what's left of our lives.
We are living within the most insidious society in history and the world.
Why do I say this? They (our government) have the resources to kill our freedoms, therefore they do so. It really is that simple.