Cape Fear


Fear is the new Law.

In fact, it is anything but new.

It has always been the Law.

It is something that keeps things in order.

It is something that prevents chaos.

You know, the fear of chaos.

It paralyzes your brain.

It changes the way you think.

Board the boat before the ship sinks.

…From this arises the question whether it is better to be loved rather than feared, or feared rather than loved. It might perhaps be answered that we should wish to be both: but since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.

                                                                                         – Niccolo Machiavelli 

This is how they rule the world anyway.

Fear is your religion.

Fear is your wars.

Fear is your knowledge of the stars.

Fear controls the way you think.


Fear controls you.



Fear even controls how you spend your money, or how you hoard it.

Fear will make you do things you never thought made any sense.

This was particularly well illustrated by a well researched blog post in the “Washington’s Blog”. It certainly is worth reading every word. Revisit it if you have already read it, and read it again.

I am not a regular reader of this blog, or of any for that matter, and found it accidentally on twitter and am glad I did. It is an old article but every word of it is worth reading and is as relevant today, in the July of 2011, as it was in the November of 2009, and perhaps will be in the next hundred years to come. It is titled:

Investor Psychology: Fear Turns People into Sheep 

I post this link with due respect to the sheep folk.


The Absence of Violence

What is Peace, but the Absence of Violence.

Just like Death is the Absence of Life.

But what can you do when Violence becomes the way of Life?

What can you do when Violence becomes the way to earn?

What can you do when Blood wets the dough for their breads?

What can you do when Violence holds their world together?

When it makes the world go round and round, or it will smash into the Sun.

We have a violent Instinct by nature.

Instinct, which tells us what the mind does not, cannot.

Tells us to be violent out of Fear.

But does Violence exist as a reaction to Fear?

Violence is also a Statement of power.

Violence is the Display of power and domination.

But the very fact that someone needs to do that shows how Fearful they are.

The Fear of losing power and domination.

When you have that Fear, it is little that cures you of it,

But the Mother of all Fears.




Wait, what about Justice?

What about it?

Where is Justice? Any Peace without it?

It is where you learned that word from.