Traditionally this has been the class that organizes the masses and articulates the plight they are facing under an oppressive regime.
Here in the US they are in bed with regime, along with the millions employed directly or indirectly in the defense, surveillance, intelligence agencies who unlike whistleblowers Edward Snowden, William Binney or a Bradley Manning go to work each day keeping their heads down, doing what they're told, greasing the wheels of the military/surveillance/intelligence state to continue its malevolent ways.
Do they not know what they do? Or are they too scared, fear losing their jobs, rationalizing loss of their income, their homes is too great, to even consider being a whistleblower to the wrongdoing they are a part of, even though in denial they are sacrificing their integrity in the work they are doing each day?
Snowden hoped he would be a catalyst for others to follow-as well as his intention to inform the American people of the illegal surveillance activities conducted by the NSA.
Now we know, but I fear most take the position of a neighbor I spoke with when the Snowden revelations came out and the reply I got was "I have nothing to hide". It was obvious there was no concern for the NSA breaking the law or it being a clear violation of the 4th Amendment.
So, going back to the initial question of this piece, Is there any doubt we are complicit in the wrongful path our country has taken? Right up to our eyeballs.