As I keep saying, we overestimate how much more "trouble" we "awake, aware" types are for the bad guys to control.
The Sheeple might be easy -- too easy -- to control, but that doesn't mean they can't control us feisty, awake, historically aware thinkers ALMOST AS EASILY. They just have to get out of bed first to control us. They have to actually load their weapon. They have to put in 1% effort. They have to turn the dial from "0" to maybe "2". Do you think that such an increase in effort makes them sweat or worry? I DON'T THINK IT DOES.
Also, the idea they wouldn't kill -- waste -- a good sheep who would blindly follow them off a cliff is ridiculous. If they were so emotionally attached to each of their numerous mindless sheep, they would never get beyond a 10% cull of the population. They are shooting for a 90% cull. So yes, they will have to destroy some of their ridiculously-easy-to-control SHEEPLE.
Maybe they know that when the crap hits the fan, the mindless sheeple will die within hours or single-digit days -- many at their own hand -- because they are SO unequipped to live in a more normal world where you have to do physical things to stay alive. (i.e., where survival involves more than swiping on a phone and ordering groceries/food from your smartphone).
Psychological preparedness is actually very important. I don't normally like to rest on my laurels or talk about subjects where I'm doing great, lest I become complacent (I'd rather focus on where my preparation still needs much work) but the fact is, just being PSYCHOLOGICALLY PREPARED puts you ahead of a huge % of the population: it means you won't freeze, freak out, or have a nervous breakdown when the crap hits the fan. Most on CathInfo have an edge in that department -- even if you live in a big city. We EXPECT something to happen.
And what % of the Sheeple, the general population, is literally on drugs? Big pharma drugs? A lot of them won't survive a collapse.