“Remember Neo, if you are not one of us, you are one of them.”
Morpheus here points out that if you are a part of the Matrix, you will fight to protect your own cage.
Thus, he explains what is a sheer difference in which one outside the sleep vacuum, must oppose and consider those inside as enemies, no matter how kind or fair as people they might be:
“That makes them our enemies, Neo.”
Notice how un-moderate and radically un-ambiguous Morpheus is about this.
“It is the world pulled over your eyes,” …the safety you don’t know is a cage.
This is the essence of conservatism, and its more aptly described root: status-quo-ism. – Which is equally left as it is right. That is why moderate ‘leftists’ invariably become the more conservtive version: liberals, and then liberals always become actual conservatives in the end.
It is because the root of the original idea logically leads us back to its original premise, no matter what steps are taken apart from it; unless we take a radical shift away from that source.
In this case, the originating idea is Conservatism, the defining philosophy of the U.S. in its entire history, ruled by Robber Barons to this day.
Left-ism is the exception even with a vast majority in our country, whereas in France for instance, Left-ism is the rule.
Virtually everybody would trade an amount of their freedom for security. At least in the United States.
Not me. Not those who matter.
But most. Vast majority.
Not many people can live on edge or even with the faintest threat to their own safety.
James Dickey said:
“If you’re bored with your life, risk it.”