And the things that we fear are a weapon to be held against us. ~ Ian RushCulture of fear is the theory that fears are commonly manipulated to achieve political objectives. Fear can be an intense and irrational instinct and emotion that is particularly vulnerable to manipulation. The following are common types of fear that may be manipulated for political purposes.
Us vs ThemThe positioning of ethnic, national, cultural, social or political groups against each other. Begins by convincing a group it is under attack by another group.
The UnknownFear of the unknown may cause individuals to choose an irrational choice over a rational choice that involves the slightest ambiguity.
Dread RisksRisks that invoke intensive fears such as terrorism and air safety risks.
Fear of Missing OutFear of missing out on things you desire such as joy, wealth and information.
Fear of YouthThe theory that every generation of adults fears younger generations that will soon be running things.
ChangeFear that a proposed future will be far worse than today.
FailureFear of any situation perceived as failure.
|Overview: Culture Of Fear|
The theory that fears are commonly manipulated to achieve political objectives.