The Administration of Fear
|Writing for Academic Communication
|Associate of Arts
Fear and fright are emotions that have profound psychological impacts on Americans. Some people say that it is fun to be scared and in a controlled setting where the fear is consciously acknowledged, such as a scary movie or amusement park ride, that is true. The unconscious fear that is being driven into most Americans by the much loved media, the trusted government and the celebrated religious organizations is fear of the harmful sort, not only harmful to the person experiencing the fear, but also to the rest of the general population and perhaps to democracy itself.