Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Be Afraid - Be VERY AFRAID - Virus Called Fear

I was browsing my Twitter stream when I noticed the following tweet from @OpPinkPower regarding a video titled A VIRUS CALLED FEAR.

Here is my comment.

Speaking in the video at 6 minutes 41 seconds, Karly Way (Sociology Ph.D.) states (paraphrased not verbatim): If you grow up in an unstable (unsafe) home you are more likely to see the world as a more hostile (fearful) place.

But riddle me this...

Maybe a world where unstable-fearful homes are allowed to exist is actually an unstable-fearful world. Wars much? Violence on the streets often? For example regarding the supposed stability and safety of our world do you need to lock your home, car, bike, and password protect EVERYTHING? People who think our world isn't fearful should put their money where their mouths are and leave their homes and cars unlocked, or walk through the bad parts of a city late at night.

So do we live a trustful or distrustful world? These middle-class pseudo-intellectuals should publish their bank account details, passwords, and PINs on-line if we live a trustful world where there is no reason to fear. Yes middle class people in their gated affluent communities do have less fear, they feel financially secure thus they don't have money worries, unlike poor people. Affluent people typically don't feel the need to protest against corrupt Governments regarding financial inequality, thereby encountering harassment and brutality from the police. I doubt these rarefied academic intellectuals would ever be pepper-spayed at an Occupy protest. Seriously, this is Class-A bullshit about how the brain is the cause of things being overly fearful. Yes the media can over-hype issues due to sensationalism, but you can't blame wars and violence on the media. Humans were violent and the world was fearful before the printing press (media) had been invented.

The richest members of society can pay $2.7 million a year for the best private security on their private estates, thereby assuaging their fear about being kidnapped. If you are a billionaire is it irrational to fear being kidnapped, are you merely in thrall to your wayward amygdala? Or do we actually live in a fearful world of deep hostility?

I truly despise ignorant-pompous-academics, that they have the gall to talk about "awareness," it is shocking when they pontificate about helping people think "critically" when they are utterly unaware and incapable of critical thinking. It is very a sad joke. "Growing in their awareness," LMFAO! People who have encountered the hostility of the world are actually more aware than sheltered academics who talk trash about anti-virus programs to overcome fear. Fear is more truthful regarding our world. You should be afraid, you should be very afraid, or you could be a dumb sheep gobbling Soma instead.

Or another viewpoint regarding the documentary is irony. Ironically the documentary "Virus Called Fear" is fear about fear. A fear of being afraid is presented, it suggests fear is bad, so in addition to fear regarding our hostile world we now need to be afraid about being afraid. An interesting anecdote is how it was famously said we having nothing to fear but fear itself. To fear or not to fear, that is the question. Perhaps the documentary will make people more fearful or perhaps it will cause people to become docile sheep devoid of fear. Instead of prattling on about fear I think people should make our world a better place. Post-Scarcity is the only solution. Fear is merely a symptom of an imperfect world. Fear is merely the messenger thus we shouldn't shoot the messenger, we should address the cause of fear. The cause is not a faulty brain. Why do you lock your home at night or your car, and why don't you openly publish your bank account details online, are you irrationally afraid or is our world truly a hostile place? Is your brain faulty or is there justifiable reason to fear things?

From my viewpoint fear of religion and politics isn't irrational. Religious and political leaders are truly fearsome. Some humans are deeply terrifying! My marrow trembles especially when contemplating the intelligence of academics. I shall end with a 1984 remix:

But is was OK, everything was OK. O cruel needless world of misunderstanding! O stubborn self-willed exile from the loving breast! Finally we know the truth, we were back at university with everything forgiven. Walking along the immaculate corridors of insane academia we realised we do love the anti-fear virus. There was nothing to fear. There was never anything to fear. The long-hoped-for YouTube video was entering our brains. The struggle against idiocy was finally over.


Despite my pessimistic-fearful view of the world at times, definitely notable on this occasion, I do have immense hope for the future but the interim period can be a hellish nightmare if you are poor and not accepted by the Establishment, which I am very.

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