Found this on Lew Rockwell.com and thought it was pretty compelling:
Acceptance, it has been said, is necessary for change to take place. But most people refuse to accept that America has been fundamentally changed for the worse by Presidents and Congresses past and present. They are not ready to accept that their freedoms have been slowly but surely abdicated. They ignore the fact that the police state is tracking and monitoring everything they do. They are in denial about the existence of facilities where they will be herded if a national emergency is declared and that a government control grid has been put into place to handle what they know is coming. They're not willing to accept that they are no longer individuals, but rather, property of their government and those special interests who control it, and that their land, resources and very lives can be seized by Presidential decree. If history is any guide it tells us that humanity never seems to change (or accept what is happening) until we are at the very precipice of disaster – and then it's often times too late.