An inability to influnce one's own opinionative thoughts, or processes, due to the overall beliefs/actions of the majority. A 'neo-conformist' typical in America's society. Willful ignorance &/or apatheticness.
A phrase originally coined by William Cooper describing the ill-informed, or dis-informed masses of individuals.
Sheeple commonly depict these traits:
Depravity of recognition, automatic response towards a conflict/event, unquestionable affirmation, surrender upon authority (or authorative figures). The range varies on how convinced the sheeple is in his/her own confidence.
Bill O'Reilly: ...today, we have received a video from Al-Qaeda confirming that terrorist may in fact have set foot upon America; the content in this video also came laced with a warning stating that white collared Americans are a threat to Iraq.
Viewers: HOLY CRAP IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD, LET'S GO & GET US SOME GAS MASKS, RADIATION SUITS, MOLDING, & DUCT TAPE!!!!!
Guy (affably watching Fox News): I wonder if the sheeple are going nuts over this...
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