Good, Old-Fashioned, American Fear Mongering

Yes, we are supposed to get up to a foot of snow today in SE Michigan, depending on what way the winds blow and what forecast you believe. Every time I see these stories about folks rushing to the stores in anticipation of a winter snow dump, I wonder … do people really not have food in the house to the point they feel the need to rush out and “stock up?” Of course not. People are conditioned to panic and follow the lead of others – everyone else is doing it, and they will follow. It makes the conformists feel as if they are a part of the collective, the pack. Generally speaking, the masses want to be on a leash, told what to do, and they don’t want to stray too far from the comfort zone established for them by the fear mongers in government and media.

On that note, I was in tears watching this video that someone plopped onto my Facebook page today.