posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 02:19 PM
I think it's more of an issue as to what governments do...The only real "power" any government has is the uses of fear-based propaganda & the use
of force. Propaganda to make everyone fear "external" threats in order for the government to "justify" excessive use of force, both abroad & at
Then you stop to consider that no government can function without consent of its people, this government "power" comes into focus...By making the
people fearful, the government can coerce consent from the population! Once people can conquer the government-induced fear, they can see how
fragile (like a house of cards) the government's power really is, as that the basis of its power is mostly illusion.
Just as JFK said, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." Once we've conquered our fear, it also brings to light something said by Thomas
Jefferson: "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
Yes, one truth that gets ignored a lot is that governments will always try to use fear as a weapon in order to increase their control over people.
[edit on 18-9-2008 by MidnightDStroyer]