Manipulation is the art of the few, to be manipulated the passion of the masses. It happens in stages.
For the protection of salary, morals are broken. Then there is cognitive dissonance which must also be overcome lest the person devolve into madness. Eventually, repetition changes belief so that what was wrong is now right.
People can’ t handle being alone because they’re social, herding mammals. The might of right is in numbers.