Demagogues have always used fear for intimidation of the subordinates or enemies, and shepherding the tribe by the leaders. Fear is a very strong tool that can blur humans’ logic and change their behavior.
When ideologies manage to get hold of our fear circuitry, we often regress to illogical, tribal and aggressive human animals, becoming weapons ourselves – weapons that politicians use for their own agenda.
From a psychiatrist and neuroscientist specializing in fear and trauma, who has some evidence-based thoughts on how fear is abused in politics: theconversation.com
It’s frightening how the media seems afraid of scaring the public with mention of climate change–I’ve never heard that word mentioned on internet weather forecasts, and Trump’s threat about his access to rough people, bikers and the military feels equal to his pulling his mask off; and I see no mention of it this morning on the internet. Are they trying to figure how to respond without frightening the pants off everyone but the rough followers, the bikers and the military?
You know what I mean. In every way it’s coming at us. Life, speeding faster and faster forward and toward a showdown.
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