Fearful? Or Uppity?

 "Fearful people are more dependent, more easily manipulated and controlled, more susceptible to deceptively simple, strong, tough measures and hard-line postures. … They may accept and even welcome repression if it promises to relieve their insecurities."

 The late George Gerbner, Annenberg School for Communication

 

I'm afraid that I'm seeing this more and more.  "Sure, constitutional rights are important, but what about the terrorists?"  Fear really is not the answer, and we need to start prying people out of their foxholes and get them to be more uppity.  Join us. 

Published

March 17, 2006 - 11:39am

Author

randomness