We live in a dangerous country, and we get reminded every week of the dangers that are out there.
A threat does not now need to manifest itself or even be proven imminent to motivate a war. This approach ... is an intentional way of framing the situation and turning it into a political strategy.
I feel like I am at constant war with my own brain over the dynamics of fear.
We increasingly glance at one another through a veil of suspicion, doubt and fear. The problem is not technology. It is, as it always was, us.
'Keep Fear Alive.' Keep it alive.
Brandon Valeriano and Ryan C. Maness:
Fear is the result of imagined consequences.
Life is full of risk. [And] the fear-industrial complex continues to dominate national priorities. Some politicians are all fear, all the time.
It's a good time to be in a fear-based industry.
Fear operates as an appetite or an addiction. You can never be safe enough.
I don't fear the ordeal of freedom. I fear the moment when we stop thinking of freedom as an ordeal.