John Swigert might have been erroneously quoted but we do have a problem
United States government and many since were formed with the idea that government is the main power and or the citizens need to protect themselves from it.
What wasn't envisioned is a world where corporations pull the strings of government and make them marionettes
Meanwhile compulsory education regardless of their parents sign the permission slip instills an almost fetish like dichotomy.
That being between right and left. be it compulsory till 16 or 18 that's long enough for most people to tune out and only think in those terms.