Ever been there? Something scares you and you freeze? That’s known as the startle reflex. But I’ve been looking at a similar scenario unfolding on a larger scale. Here in the US we are constantly warned of some present or coming disaster. Words like, “Terror, Threat, Combatant, Insurgent, Meltdown, Epidemic, Nuclear Holocaust, Global Warming…” are like billboards for the promotion of fear.
Fear Controls People
In recent history there was “The Red Terror” and the “Pot Scare” programs.
Does this type of fear mongering scare you. Do you think it’s okay?
It must work on enough people enough of the time because we’ve got a frozen majority here in the US. As far as the vocal activist portion of US society I think “The Fear Machine” has got them under control by making them into a react-ivist movement instead of an act-ivist action movement.
Look at the headlines in the alternative news – Terror, Threat, Combatant, Insurgent, Meltdown, Epidemic, Nuclear Holocaust, Global Warming etc.
Then look at the corporate media – Terror, Threat, Combatant, Insurgent, Meltdown, Epidemic, Nuclear Holocaust, Global Warming etc.
The difference is mainly “The government is working against us to … ” vs “The government is working for us to … ”
But it’s all based on being scared and reacting to that fear. Either way, one large group is frozen waiting. The other is frozen reacting. Both groups are kept under control.
My main focus is always on the US. Although, as a majority, we have been giving away our power incrementally for decades, we still have the ability to take it back and put it to work. Another phenomena of the fear/control program is people have been taught to fear each other.
Fearing each other freezes people. Not fearing frees people to act creatively.