Saturday, June 6, 2009

Power Seizes Fear

“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.” George Gerber



2 comments:

Johnny said...

This is the same premise in the book The Shock Doctrine, by Naomi Klein. Examples include Post Katrina manipulation of New Orleanians while everyone is in fear or with great anxiety over the future.

Kirk Barrell said...

I'll add it to my reading list. Thanks for the contribution!