Friday, March 28, 2008

FEAR INC

It's been a good decade for FEAR INC. Business is booming and stock dividends are paying out nicely for our shareholders. Our corporate subsidiaries that sell and promote private security services have been booming since 2001, and there appears to be unprecedented interest in the array of services we can offer to good citizens in need of protection from an increasingly volatile, unpredictable, and hostile world.

Much of our success is attributed to a significant paradigm shift, where our world is divided into "us vs them" and "for us or against us". This mindset alone will ensure that revenue sources remain stable for the foreseeable future. Also, the campaign to wage perpetual warfare against an unseen enemy will help keep our arms manufacturing division in constant motion, advancing the corporation's best interests even further. The bottom line is that FEAR has a steady client base and we anticipate unparalleled growth for the foreseeable future.

Unfortunately, there are a few radicals who would like to deconstruct the categories that have been crucial to our success. As a result we have had to wage in a fairly aggressive PR campaign to counteract this. Thankfully, our media contacts have been effective at keeping our agenda actively engaged within the public imagination;


Also, in the political sphere our candidates are making great headway and we firmly believe that once they are re-elected to office we will continue to have support from the highest levels of government. We would therefore request that this November as you momentarily venture outside into this scary world, please remember to make your vote count and let FEAR guide you to the ballot box;


"Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd" - Bertrand Russell

2 comments:

Dean Wormer said...

Nicely said. A little fear is a good thing, it's how our species has survived this long IMHO.

But overcoming our fear is also the highest achievement we can reach. You think John Glenn was scared shitless when he stepped into that capsule?

Leaders that ferment fear - the kind you take to task here - are to be scorned.

lisa said...

You're right on the mark with this. It's amazing - and oh, so troubling - to see the incredible power of fear and how widespread it is these days.

With this in mind, I try to catch myself whenever I slip back into fear-based thinking and/or motivation. "Love overcomes fear, Lisa. All will be well."

(Tikkun magazine had an entire issue devoted to this subject a couple of years ago.)