This reaction is the result of two factors. There probably isn't a very
bright future for most of the people involved who have few career options.
Secondly, they have repeatedly been told that they are the working class,
peasants, the proletariat and they have no influence on their future, only the
government can provide for them. Personal initiative and effort has been
minimized and they have evolved into a culture of dependence. The "working
class" in Eastern Europe and Russia who want to restore the total dominance
of a communist government are stark examples. The US should take note.