Socially isolated, out-of-shape, mentally deranged men looking for magic fixes, when there are often clear low hanging fruits for improvement. No quick, easy fix.
The magic comes from becoming, then being. Not from faggy sigils or whatever.
No one is afraid of learning magic, people are afraid of things that get results, like guns and government "help". Believing in magic is just delusional thinking, schizophrenic.