America Has Become A Culture Of Fear!
|Franklin D. Roosevelt|
The Culture Of Fear
If Franklin D. Roosevelt was right all we have to fear is fear itself. Then there should be nothing left for American's to fear. What happens frequently is when problems go away undoubtedly other problems arise to take their place. When the Cold War went away instead of people and their politicians breathing a sigh of relief other problems in the form of terrorism rose up. Certain segments of America's population seem to always be in a consent state of fear.
Is America a safe place to live today? To look at our daily news feeds and all the mass shootings, murders suicides, and police shootings many American's would probably answer the given question with an emphatic no! Fear in America is promoted by so many different factions. There is a culture of fear in America and the trend is getting worst. Why? Because fear is profitable and many organizations and the politicians they own have a real stake in promoting fear in this country.
Politicians like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, and Donald Trump win elections by creating the politics of fear and anger. Corporate owned media outlets like CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC to name a few profit in spreading the politics of fear and anger. These for-profit media echo chambers may be the worst of the worst in spreading fear. Their motto and business model seems to be “if it bleeds it leads."
The culture of fear in the United States is unusual. In fact, the culture of fear in America is not only at an all-time high its extreme in its nature. This fear that abounds in America is quite remarkable. Of all the countries in the world, the United States is far and away the most privileged and secure. The way we have used the news to promote fear in America and the way politicians feed off it has become a horror movie in which "We the People" can't go home or get away from. Fear mongering has become a 24/7 business in today's America. The mainstream media delivers around the clock fear. There are fears that cater to every demographic. These 24-hour news networks are always filling their news lineups with the reasons we need to be afraid.
One of the challenges we face living in modern day America is because of the mass media, not a day goes by we are not made aware of some tragic event happening somewhere. There is always something to get depressed, upset, or angry over. There is an army of invaders coming across our borders to steal our jobs and change our culture. Apparently in the Republican Party this fear mongering works. Hence, Donald Trump being the parties current front runner. Every day on any assorted news media outlet we are inundated with news-feeds from all over the world. These mass media pundits are standing by to inform us of all the things we must be afraid of and fear. We are always made aware that there are bad people out there and they mean you harm so go buy a gun to protect yourself.
In America today the truth is of little consequence. People are indoctrinated on a set of beliefs that no matter if they are true or false changing their belief patterns based on the real truth would derail their lives. People support their faulty indoctrination's because they are a crutch to their entire being as a human being. Mom and Dad could never be wrong! In today's world, it is often times the truth that is phony and not the lie. People are manipulated by fear and propaganda.
Millions of American's have fallen prey to this onslaught of fear to the point of becoming helpless sheep. And it’s the politics of fear and anger and their associated media echo chambers that are the sheepdogs to keep them in line. Humans attempt to keep other humans in line and they do it by ridiculing and condemning anyone who commits the crime of being different.
There is a conscious and intelligent manipulation of people's habits enhanced by political mechanisms like the “Patriot Act" that allow corporations and other organizations privy to this information to be the real invisible ruling powers in the world today. We are governed by this information, our minds are molded, and largely by people we have never heard or seen. Propaganda has played a major role in how our present day Democratic society is organized.
People in the business of profiting from the politics of fear and anger have become masterful at finding ways to dip into people's greatest desires and fears. They use this for their own purposes and benefit. It is ludicrous to think these factions have a reliable judgment on what's best for the individual or our nation as a whole. Large segments of the American population vote against their own interest based on them being manipulated by the politics and propaganda being shoved down their throats on a daily basis.
In closing, there becomes a time when the operation of the machine becomes so unbearable that it makes one sick to the heart that we must rise up as a group and say we are mad as hell and we will not take it anymore. We must as a collective and concerned society say enough is enough. We all must become an activist in our own special and unique ways. We must send a message to these invisible forces behind the machine that we will do whatever it takes to destroy your machines of manipulation and conquest. We must all become that man standing in front of the tanks in Tienanmen Square. Let's be afraid no more. Because just like FDR said in 1933 “All We Have To Fear Is Fear itself."