posted on Aug, 10 2021 @ 11:09 AM
Moral panic is control.
I’ve had a lot of interactions with people who are angry at the media, politics, and how everybody seems to be full of paranoia and fear about the
future. The US system has stretched the truth to the point of being ridiculous to anyone who can see through the fear porn. For many, the system is
exposing itself as something between incompetent and sinister. For many more, the system is feeding and exploiting the fear to control them. We live
in interesting times.
If you are more skeptical of the situation at hand, you’ll be tempted with a moral panic of your own. This is a danger. Giving into fear will
prevent you from seeing clearly. Stop attributing motive to the people who spread ridiculous ideas. They are on a path and the propaganda is for them,
not for you.
Any mouthpiece for the system is a mark for it. The words they say only work on those who already follow blindly. Don’t let these people make you
angry. Don’t be afraid of them. They are controlled, but this makes them predictable. A predictable foe creates a lot of cover for freedom. You know
all their arguments, fears, and insecurities.
Fear is the control mechanism and this is as true for the sheep as it is the skeptics. Fear grants access to the part of your brain that isn’t
adapted at sense-making.
For the conspiracy theorist, there is a danger to living in fear. If I was inclined to be a manipulative tyrant and I wanted to control someone (for
whatever end), I would figure out these fears and frame everything in such a way to feed this fear.
If, say, I was an FBI agent and I was tasked with finding domestic terrorists, I would look for the people with the most fear. I would feed this fear
and encourage violent actions and go as far as to sell them fake bombs. This is a scenario that has occurred. This happens. This is the danger of
being in the world of conspiracy theories. It is just as easy to control terrified skeptics as it is terrified sheep. Don’t be a mark.
What people need is an antidote to fear. For the skeptics, this is a matter of loving those that spread lies and fear. This is all they know. They are
too scared to question the lies. It isn’t the lies that need to be corrected, it is the fear that needs to be alleviated. The lies are a function of
Be an example of someone not living in fear. Laugh at the oppressors and call out fear porn when you see it. There are likely people in your life that
will respond positively to this. They have invested a lot of fear into the lies, make their investment worthless so they don’t lose face while they
realize that the world is not what it seems.