The people who have common sense are called terrible names and are mocked.
Those that buy food ahead are called doomsday preppers.
Those that own guns are called terrorists.
Christians are called radicals.
Ron Paul supporters are called deranged maniacs.
"Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice."
You just want to be left alone, but the government is not going to leave you alone until you draw your line in the sand and start pushing back.
The amount of tyranny that people are willing to accept is the amount of tyranny that they will receive.
It sounds like you want everything to be neutral and calm.
"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in the face of adversity remain neutral." - Dante Alighieri