“Because the world consists of miserable people, you can force them to do anything,” declares Osho.
Miserable people are always ready to play into the hands of others, the vested interests. The vested interests don’t want individuals, because an individual, just by the very definition, is a rebel. He does not belong to any crowd, any religion, any nation, any race; he simply is himself. It is very difficult to exploit a world which consists of individuals. It is very difficult to create unnecessary wars, destruction, if the world consists of individuals. Because the world consists of miserable people, you can force them to do anything. They are always looking upwards, for somebody to order them. […]
Obedience is the greatest value in a world of slaves.
Osho, Hari Om Tat Sat, Ch 22 (excerpt)