Fear may be the best weapon ever devised to get inside people’s heads. From Doug “Uncola” Lynn at theburningplatform.com:
Belief is one of the most powerful forces on earth; if not the most powerful. This is because there are near eight billion people on this blue orb and they are intrinsically motivated to act upon what they consider as true. This explains why those who control narratives can determine actual outcomes: because those with the loudest bullhorns, so to speak, decide what most people will perceive as true in any certain place at any given time. And let’s face it: Most people are just plain gullible. Advertising works because people want to believe. Even more, they need to believe.
And therein lies the rub behind the COVID deception. For most folks, verifiable facts do not matter to them. Neither does logic or reason. This is why most minds will not be changed regarding COVID and all it entails, or all that ensues. Maybe it is primarily fear that is blinding the masses. Or it could be that most Americans are cognitively lazy, no longer free-thinking or liberty-minded, and many are just, simply, not that bright.
Obviously, fear has a magnifying effect on gullibility. Create a monster, tell people about it, and, then, offer them ways to avoid said monster. It’s a brilliant way to control those who are terrified because when they obey the safety guidelines they’re provided, they feel they are fighting the monster themselves. In so doing, not only have they internalized the fear of the monster, but they’ve also validated the monster as real.