Culture of Obedience leads to stagnation

Wherefor the antagonism towards immigrants?  The angst over the browning of America?

A sense of self-importance based on heritage and skin tone is critical to people who have nothing else going for them. On the other hand, superior social status is a cheap reward system in the culture of obedience.

Since non-performance is the hallmark of the culture of obedience, the result to be expected is stagnation.