Have you ever wondered why governments and the mainstream media are always so keen to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt by reminding us how much danger we are in, everywhere and every day?
Whether that’s from ‘a massive influx’ of refugees, or being ‘swamped’ by immigrants from other parts of the EU (substitute other neighbouring state if you’re not from the UK); from drugs gangs or wildfires or just people of some other religion; or from the latest ‘unstoppable’ health pandemic (that mysteriously stops almost overnight – or at least doesn’t get reported any more). Or any one of dozens of things that we are told could harm us / kill us / ‘destroy our way of life’.
Because their mates in the Military Industrial Complex want to sell them more tanks and guns and missiles, right?
Well, no, not really. Or perhaps I mean ‘not only’ – that is certainly one of their objectives.
But there’s a far bigger reason why propagating an atmosphere of fear is good for those who seek to control us.
Physiologically, there is a big effect that fear has on us: it puts us into “Fight or Flight” mode. As well as diverting resources away from our organs to our extremities – the bits we need to either hit people or run away – it also closes down our finer reasoning ability.
There’s a good evolutionary reason behind that: we really don’t want to be having an internal debate about that sabre-toothed tiger’s intentions towards us, and whether we might be able to avoid conflict if we talk to it nicely. We just want to – need to – either lop off its head, or leg it! Any other thought process is redundant until the threat (feeling of fear) has passed.
And there’s a good political reason behind ‘our masters’ wanting us to be constantly afraid: it stops us getting wise to what they are up to.
When we are in a state of constant fear (or uncertainty, or doubt), our critical thinking is impaired, and we don’t see what is going on. We don’t notice our rights being slowly eroded, in the guise of protecting us from what they have made us fear. We don’t see the subtle (and not-so-subtle) diversion of our tax money to their mates in the arms and drugs companies. We don’t realise that our economies are being slowly undermined by fake ‘money’ that is nothing more than bits and bytes in a computer programme. And we don’t see that cash is steadily being outlawed – and it’s the only way we get to operate outside of the electronic net (hmmm, interesting use of language there) they have us all tangled up in.
The simple reason fear, uncertainty and doubt is so valuable to those who seek to govern us, is that it stops us thinking straight!