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The power of public fear

It’s long been known, and even proven scientifically, that people are easily manipulated and railroaded in the desired direction through fear.

“The British public has not even begun to understand the seriousness of what is happening to our country. Many, perhaps most of them don’t care, and won’t care until it is too late. They instinctively feel that the end justifies the means, the motto of every totalitarian government which has ever been … The government has discovered the power of public fear to let it get its way,” says former British supreme court justice Jonathan Sumption.