posted on Nov, 17 2011 @ 02:23 PM
I think the OP makes a good point. Fear is used as a means of political, and economic, control.
The population is kept in a state of perpetual fight or flight by the actions of the government/state. It helps justify a huge military budget, and
more authoritarian police. Government/state create the very danger they use to justify their own existence.
It's been this way since governments imposed themselves on the people through war, and conquest. Governments threatened the populations with
slavery, or death, if they refused to pay a tribute (tax) to them, or showed any sign of rebellion.
These days it's much more subtle and sophisticated, and of course we have mass media, which has helped to create a 'normality' that's turned
populations into passive wage slave consumers. Sheep. No sense of community. A class of people devoid of any historical connection with their roots.
People who think capitalism is freedom, socialism is totalitarianism, war is peace, might is right...