Consumerism allows inverted totalitarianism to exist and in return it provides the masses with the fantasy of being part of a working structure. Unfortunately, consumerism relies on a series of self perpetuating crisis because the fundamental ethos is ecologically and structurally unsustainable. Consumerism also acts as a "modern day religion, a kind of idolatry. The religious nature of consumerism allows for the total voiding of individual requirements to act responsibly to society. The leadership of inverted totalitarianism uses the religion of consumerism to justify large-scale immoral activity. For example, President Bush told people to spend after 9-11 rather than take the time to examine fact and self.