Free beings cannot expect consistent or reliable conduct from others, simply because everyone is free to choose.
The illusion of being secure in a world of free beings has moved from deflective thinking, to artificially induced forgetfulness. Government, religion, and continuous fear have given rise to oppression, slavery, and first-strike mentality. Group thinking is prevalent throughout this life, as free beings fantasize about being secure. It is all so confusing, that one has to admit to years and years of adjustment to what has merely always been the case.