henrymakow.com – March 23, 2020
I have some some family members who are literally shaking in their boots, absolutely terrified of getting this “virus”. When I told them the whole thing is a hoax it was like stepping into a pool of piranha fish. Now they’re bombarding me with hourly emails detailing how many new people have been diagnosed. They seem to be revelling in every new case and death, because it reinforces their opinion and “proves” that I am wrong.
“It’s been said that public speaking is a person’s greatest fear, but I think people fear social ostracism more than anything. Even more than death.”
by Mike Stone — (henrymakow.com)
While standing in line for an hour waiting to buy a roll of toilet paper, I asked myself why so many Americans allow themselves to be duped.
Have you ever wondered about that? It’s quite amazing.
We have an entire media comprised of television, radio, newspapers, magazines and the internet that has been outright lying to us about every single news story for the past 80 or more years, yet suddenly here they are, finally telling us the truth.
And we’re supposed to believe them. Of course, most people don’t realize they’ve been lied to for 80 or more years. They swallow whatever the media tells them, no matter how ridiculous.
So what is it about humans that makes them so gullible?
One reason is an absolute faith in authority. Or so-called authority.
I had a friend who was the poster boy for this. If I told him something, well, it was only my opinion and probably an erroneous one at that.
But if someone in a white coat or someone appearing on television dressed in a suit and tie told him the exact same thing, then it was gospel, and couldn’t I see it?
I suspect tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of people are this exact same way.
Closely coupled with a belief in authority is a need to be accepted by others; a deep psychological need not to be criticized or ostracized from the pack.
It’s been said that public speaking is a person’s greatest fear, but I think people fear social ostracism more than anything. Even more than death.
THE DOCTOR RACKET