Friday, March 26, 2010

Fear Industry

I picked up this article - Can't afford to ignore the enemy at the gate from J. while this is not new, many people have written about it in great detail and with numbers/stats but still voice of reason is away from public discussion, media house, policy maker/politics.

Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear", is a brilliantly done documentary explains in great detail about politics of fear.


"The things we fear most may be least likely to occur, which means the time, trauma and treasure we invest in them is a complete waste.

Security itself is an illusion. It is a perception that exists only between our ears. No army, insurance policy, hazmat team, video surveillance or explosive sniffer can protect us from our own immune system, a well-intentioned but clumsy surgeon, failing to look before crossing the street, an asteroid randomly hurtling through space or someone willing to die in order to do others harm.

In this sense, the only things that can truly make us more 'secure' are not things. They are the courage to face whatever comes with dignity and intention, and the strong relationships that assure we will face the future together, and find comfort and meaning in doing so."

2 comments:

Deja Vu said...

//"The things we fear most may be least likely to occur, which means the time, trauma and treasure we invest in them is a complete waste.//
thanks for posting...feels like too much of a timing!

Every time we choose safety, we reinforce fear..:)

Chandrika Shubham said...

"The things we fear most may be least likely to occur, which means the time, trauma and treasure we invest in them is a complete waste.

Very true.