The Fear Industry and the Selling of Covid Lockdowns

Source: Brownstone Institute
by Gigi Foster, Paul Frijters, & Michael Baker

“One of the important rules about how fear works is that the fearful individual focuses obsessively on the feared object. There is a good evolutionary reason for this: when in danger it is important not to get distracted by other things and to focus 100 percent on the threat and how it can be extinguished. Politicians, businessmen and others in the right place at the right time can exploit this by promising fearful people a solution and then robbing them when they are not looking. … The Great Panic illustrated both the tendency of those in power to use fear to extend their control, and the social wave nature of fear itself.” (09/04/21)