While we are experiencing what many think to be the "end of days" or the "apocalypse" today, with the overwhelming sense of fear that people have been putting in the atmosphere,
very few have taken the time to think about what is occurring.
We are experiencing the pandemic of a virus, but to a greater extent, we are feeding into our own catastrophobia, or fear catastrophic events.
The symptoms can be seen everywhere--obsessive thoughts, solitude, terror, and feelings of being trapped.
We are manifesting a collective panic attack that could lead to a collective stroke or heart attack.
(This also stems from yet another fear, thanatophobia--fear of death, but more on this later.)
These "precautions" we are commanded to abide--from setting curfews, as if the virus spreads more at night, to limiting the number of people in any area, to complete lockdowns--
--seem like the smart things to do to get through this evil Corona virus. Right?
But what is gonna happen after the virus has been contained?
By that point, Marshall Law will have been declared, quarantining everyone to their homes, receiving information via mainstream media.
Do you really think they will, or even could, give up that type of control over us?
Let's look at power for a second.
Lord Action states, "Power tends to corrupt... Absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely."
This was clearly evident in the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment,
a psychological study that that had to be terminated after the group of students chosen to be the "guards" gradually began abusing their power over those chosen to be "prisoners."
However, this is not always the case.
It is true that for some people, if given power it brings out their best.
With this, Katherine A. DeCelles, a professor of management at the University of Toronto, wondered--
"When you give good people power," are they more able than others "to enact that moral identity, to do what's right?"
In a study recently published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, DeCelles and her co-authors found that the answer is yes.
People's sense of "moral identity"--the degree to which they thought it was important to their sense of self to be "caring," "compassionate," "fair, " "generous" and so on--shaped their responses to feelings of power.
But are these the moral identities attributed to our political leaders and military officials?
Perhaps, it isn't the fear of catastrophes or even a fear of death that plagues the air.
Rather, an unrealized fear of being responsible for allowing an Orwellian police State to be the world we have created for our children?