“Fearful people are more dependent, more easily manipulated and controlled, more susceptible to deceptively simple, strong, tough measures and hard-line postures. … They may accept and even welcome repression if it promises to relieve their insecurities.” -George Gerbner
“Nothing to Tell but a lot to Sell”:
Occasionally programs like “The Mean World Syndrome” slip under the cultivation radar, interrupting our daily feed of glorified violence-pornography.
Giving up our money, freedoms and civil-rights in return for “safety” is in everyones interest, – right? Segregation from perceived danger and each other in gated communities is the optimal token of success?
Let the security services, preferably private, military, police, prison industry, lawyers, and strong political leaders take care of the problem?
The Armed Madhouse does have a dire need for enemies, preferably those who can’t fight back, to wage its endless and profitable wars.
The Man Who Counts the Killing
Taking the Risk Out of Democracy
The Spectre of Freud’s Nephew
Who Owns the Media?
Selling the wars
Buying the War
Synthetically manufactured fear