Tyrants Use FEAR To Seize Power, Your Freedoms, and Control
Tyrants Use FEAR To Seize Power, Your Freedoms, and Control byfor Modern Survival Blog
You’re Not Getting It Back Without A Fight.
I was pretty surprised to read a statistic from polling data (gasp! Polls!) which revealed the high percentage of people in my State who approved of our governors lock-down and handling of the Covid. And unlike this article’s featured image of a handful of tyrant governors from other states, I live in New Hampshire!
I know, I know, polls can be off, and wrong. They probably polled people just in the liberal city of Manchester. Who knows… However this one prompted me to think of the title for today’s post. Tyrants use fear to seize power (and control). That’s the truth.
First, I’m not suggesting that the the governor of NH is a tyrant. He’s not (so far as I know). However many of them (politicians) have a taste for it.
Also, I’m not suggesting that the initial reasoning for Covid quarantine was wrong at the time. In fact the original “official” estimates were suggesting horrific death totals while overwhelming all hospital and health care facilities unless we quarantined.
Governor Sununu of New Hampshire (R) locked us down for two months. As did every other state governor to varying extents. If I remember correctly, the “partial” slow reopen for our state began June 6. Many businesses still remain very restricted.
I believe that approximately 89% (or thereabouts) of those polled in New Hampshire approved of the lock-down and Sununu’s handling of Covid (the handling of which is still ongoing). New Hampshire has one of the highest percentages of Libertarians. “Live Free or Die” state? So what’s up with that?
The financial carnage has surely been tremendous. Everywhere. Tax revenues are going to be hit, hard. So many new unemployed. So many businesses shuttered and/or debilitated. Yet many governors and mayors still hold a firm tight grip around the necks of “their people”. Why is that, I wonder…
How could so many people agree and submit to complete lockdown in the (un)United States of America? Answer: FEAR.
Again, I’m not here to argue the merits or justifications for Covid lockdown. I don’t agree with how it was handled and believe there could have been a better way. But that’s another story.
Instead, it struck my how EASY it is for a tyrant (a government?) to seize power and control others. Control a population. How? By instilling sufficient fear (or taking advantage of existing fear) in the minds of the people. They will roll right over…