Saturday, October 05, 2013
Using Fear as a Tool to Manufacture Consent
One of the worst traits of modern governments is to fearmonger. Fear is a weapon one that is deployed against a victim. Governments that use fear do it to manipulate citizens, often to coerce them into consenting to the surrender of their rights and liberties. It is nothing short of a psychological assault on the innocent.
This has been the stock in trade of American governments since 9/11. Sadly, a dozen years later, it's still going on.
Obama's National Security Agency director, General Keith Alexander, admitted that the administration has circulated false accounts about terror attack plots and attempts to prop up support for the government's spying apparatus.