Inertia is the force that resists gravity (an object in motion will labor to remain in motion/an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an outside force). Gravity, as we perceive it, is commonly defined as a force which pulls down, but the actual definition states that it is a force which attracts lesser objects towards something greater than themselves (the moon to the earth, the earth to the sun, etc.).
Having redefined these two forces, it should be noted that there are a number of systems in place, whether intentional or unintentional, that hinder our ability to pay attention to the world around us. These distractions may manifest in substances (like pot, pills, alcohol, mushrooms, etc.), cults (like sports fanaticism, celebrity obsessions, religions, etc.) and media (reality T.V., Facebook, text messaging, etc.). Whether these distractions are intentionally placed in society/amplified/etc. by banking cartels and other elitists should be left to debate between interested parties, but neither side of the argument can deny the existence of these distractions, nor their grave implications for a Democratic nation.
Society as I see it is stuck in a state of social inertia; we are resisting a pull towards something greater than ourselves because of our insatiable appetite for distraction. It is my hope that people will wake up from these distractions and become active participants in the democratic system by resisting the trend towards willful ignorance that has plagued society in recent years. We must learn to be responsible consumers, tolerant believers, and informed citizens for true Democracy to succeed.