I've voted fear but there are plenty of people in denial out there. Including people who have lost their jobs, lost income, can't pay their bills. I genuinely believe that they think that this is OK. They have an acceptability of their situation, akin to a sort of capitulation. They believe that they cannot do anything about it. Although there is a recognition of the issues, they have failed to move on from their current mind state. They are entered into a period of super stasis and will remain thus embalmed until the relic hunters come to dig them out (either when this is over or other drastic changes occur). My two cents, all personal opinion.
I agree with you in respect of "stasis" some people out there are walking around in a dream and clinging on to the FF denial rhetoric of "it was beyond our control" and "nobody saw it coming" as a way to avoid any personal responsibility hoping that some politician will come along to bail them out.
If it were up to me I'd end that wish in a flash because this type of shit is one of the things thats wrong in this country (from the top down). So what do I think well based on what Ive seen in peoples faces and based on asking prices for property Denial
it is as I dont think the shit has hit the fan hard enough yet to really frighten people but I do believe its coming.