Monday, April 10, 2006

Fearful People

Fearful people are more dependent, more easily manipulated and controlled, more susceptible to deceptively simple, strong, tough measures and hard-line postures. ... They may accept and even welcome repression if it promises to relieve their insecurities.

-- George Gerbner, who headed the Annenberg School for Communication for 25 years; cited in Molly Ivins, "The 'Long War'? Oh, Goodie" (Boulder Daily Camera, Colorado), March 18/Common Dreams)

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