Fear is Gripping Today's Society
If there is one thing that we all have in common today, it is that we are the current victim's of someone's fear. After all, the reason why I don't go to the church that I've called home for the last year is because of the church's fear of what people would think of them by reading The Pummelo. There's also the fear of what homosexual relationships being formally recognized through marriage would do to society. There's the fear that the world is going to end soon through some sort of tragic, cataclysmic event that is felt by many. There's a list of phobias too long to name that cause people not to go places, do things, or experience things because they are gripped by fear. With the debt crisis in Europe, there's a global fear that a life savings will be wiped out. Even in politics, the group of Republicans and the group of Democrats that are dedicated to their causes are afraid of what will happen if their side should lose somehow come November.
Yes... fear is gripping our nation, our society, and our world.
When People Are Afraid, They Are Not in Control
The reason why it is wanted for you to be fearful of everything is because that gives control to someone else... or it means that you don't have control and you want it. In my case, the church wanted to have control over what I wrote on the auspices that their reputation would be damaged. In other cases, the fear comes from the desire to want to control an outcome so that it comes out a predetermined way. In other cases, it is about influencing people so that they believe the same things the influencer believes, giving that person power.