This won't be a popular opinion but an honest one. In general, people don't want to think for themselves. We are gifted with an amazing brain and all of the capabilities that go with it but at the end of the day, we want someone to tell us what to do and how to do it. For every one who stands up and shouts the loudest and scariest stuff, there are thousands of others who trail right behind them with no serious thought as to why.
I believe the root of the problem is laziness and a lack of selfawareness. It takes research, reflection and some quiet soul searching to really choose for ourselves and quite frankly, it's just easier and quicker to have someone else do that for us.