This “straussian connection” surely isn't new, it is just reapplied. Salem Witch Trials
, Wilson in WW I, Confederate boosters in 1860/61,
Roosevelt in WW II, communism 1950's/60's, Yellow Peril
, White Man's invincibility-
We love to fear something. The bogey-man
myth (Bogyphobia) personified. As long as the Neo-cons can keep fear up they maintain power. We use
fear as an excuse and a motivator.
Security (lack of fear) is only next to food on the hierarchy of needs ( Maslow's
Hierarchy of needs)
Phobias and Fear
are what we like!
Neo-cons are masters of fear psychology. Make people feel insecure and they will give up freedom by the basket. Sadly, Neo-cons are not alone in
this. From Anarchists to Liberals, Conservatives to Nazis fear has long been used as a motivator.
Witness “War of the Worlds”-
. A superb website that explains this 'spoof' and some of the resulting
trauma caused by a few playing upon the fears (previously unarticulated to any degree) of the many.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have a grave announcement to make. Incredible as it may seem . . .
Anyone that has seen any movie dealing with Aliens, the supernatural, mysticism, destruction and ETC.- the list is endless, has been a pawn (even if
unwittingly) of the same psychology at use in 'fear mongering'
. We LIKE IT! We pay money to be afraid.
We like being afraid for brief periods of time. Somewhat gives the balance of our seemingly droll existence meaning and purpose? From earliest times
man has used fear of something to control the actions of his fellows. Biblical readings invoking evil, Satan, a vengeful God are all proof positive
that we live to be afraid. The more seemingly powerless we can be made to feel the more attentive we become to the message.
As above (War of the Worlds
) we proved to ourselves (again) that we don't even require believability or reality to be factors in our fears.
Distortionists and disinfo perpetrators also use our own curiosity to silence us. We are subject to the most paralyzing fear of all- being wrong.
Questioning should be one of higher subjects taught in schools instead of being relegated to the closet of the ignorant and uninformed.