You are assuming a level of competence and organization here that I don't see any evidence for. Yes it sucks, Yes it developed this way, but who is driving Bus? no-one is driving Bus. Bus-driver is in back arguing with rich white adolescents about their loud music while the rest of the bus is on fire while falling off a cliff.
Excellent piece of writing Ron Paul.
One question: Who do you think engineered them to be that way?
Who benefits from it? Power. The 1%. The System. The Reptiles. The Nazi Devil-Worshiper Drug Running Hydra whos tentacles reach every board room, country club and high end whorehouse on this side of the planet. Who does the actual heavy lifting? Schools and advertising mostly.
Call it Reptile v's biped. Call it Amygdala v's Neocortex. We can operate on two levels, call it Autopilot v's Manual. Either the biped is overriding the reptilian control directives or it's vice-versa. We're pretty complex pieces of software. I doubt if anyone is running fully manual. Probably only the severely brain damaged are running fully auto but maybe some are running 70-80% one way or the other.
The best example I have of this effect is one of my favourite manual override opportunities - fear. My hobby is going to scary places and I'll often take others along for the ride. You can plainly see when the reptile takes over the controls. Visible stress response, dilated pupils, wide manic stare, uncontrollable shaking, talking shit. Too much stress and the reptile just locks up. Look at a baby antelope in the jaws of a lioness, just before the teeth clamp down. It's already frozen, pre-empting death. No one is driving antelope for those last precious milliseconds of it's life.
You can't talk to the reptile. It doesn't understand language. You need to get through to the biped, who's been bound and gagged and stuffed in the trunk. Appeal to reason - if you don't "get a grip" you're going to die!
Like I said this applies to any activity. Dating, eating, fighting, fucking... Socialising. Who am I talking to, the reptile or the biped? What's the mix? Path of least resistance is to leave it up to the clockwork reptile. Switch off the calorie-hungry biped supercomputer. Too much like hard work. At a guess, most of the people are predominantly reptile, most of the time.
Maybe it doesn't take a complicated conspiracy. Maybe all it takes is basic human laziness?