Decisions have always been taken by rich people who influence public policy and therefore, change the way society as a whole functions. Ford and his cabal enforced the use of oil on the motor industry because it would make them richer and alcohol was banned because those who knew could run their engines on it. The Enclosures in England served the will of the King and his friends but divested the population of rights to walk and use huge stretches of land.
Political Parties across the West are acting in similar ways, prepared to advertise their way into power instead of persuading by reason, and putting into place objectives they did not share with the voters and ones they did have in the manifesto sometimes never appear. Never have political parties acted more like cabals than now.
Yet the population gets hung up on sport, on the fashionable movie of the day, on emotional roller coasters designed to keep them eating popcorn while their society is wrecked and nature denuded. And there is why. God taught people everything had its place and they could not change things but it was alright, he as on their side in Heaven. Money teaches people it can be no other way.
Apathy rules us.