The term suggests people who are sheep, easily led to whatever fate. And such has certainly been true for most of us throughout history.
To be clear, there are forces at work that have contributed to our 'sheepleness' for a thousand years. Kings and wealthy merchants have little desire for a population that questions everything. "You be sheep, we'll take care of everything" is a variation of the well-worn elitist mentality.
The stunning reality of President Trump has amplified the fear of millions and not without reason. With his ‘victory’, and his emerging choices for key posts showing a Basket of Deplorables, we may well find ourselves in a deplorable state as well.
The long list of issues leading us down this path are now clear, and it’s the hands behind our mega corporations and long standing bankers like the Rothchilds that are intentionally destroying us and our home planet for power and control. They’re sick in the head.