Fear is a powerful weapon the ruler uses to retain control.
I am a free spirit, difficult to control, though authorities would use fear as a tool to try to control me. If I wanted to do something, I would do it. I developed a creative approach to counter those that used fear to restrict and undermine me.
Most of the news or advertising is a form of fear based marketing to control your thoughts and actions. Fear of death, matched with the answer of a soap product to keep you young; a car crash, matched with the latest safety feature in a new car; an invented problem of loneliness because of bad breath, matched by the solution of a fresh mint mouth wash.
Fear based marketing against Scottish independence has reached fever pitch in the last week, a fear that oozes out of every UK news outlet covering the last days of the independence campaign reveals how closely entwined politician, media and the large corporates are, the so-called Establishment that seeks through pure fear to encourage the Scottish to vote no to independence.
I hope that the avalanche of fear will induce a psychological backlash from the Scottish to see through the fear as a mirage of illusion and thus vote YES. Indeed, the current polls suggest that the Scottish YES vote is holding its ground, and there is a hidden majority who will reveal their intentions on the day of the voting.
You will find that when you follow a new pattern of thinking and behavior those in power will oppose you through fear. The brave ignore the fear, see through it as an empty illusion. Only by driving through fear will positive change become possible in this world.