In the November issue of Free-Man’s Perspective, I gave two specific examples of overblown fears that are relentlessly imposed upon the people of the West. One involved kidnapping statistics (99% illusion) and the other involved disaster deaths (massively down). The modern, all-pervasive media world is a fear soup, and we all swim in it, unless we purposely extract ourselves.

This fear soup has one primary effect, and perhaps (after simple profits) one single purpose – to keep us timid and reactive. This is a war against will.


In 2010, I discovered that I was old enough to look back forty years and to remember not just the events, but how average people felt about them and reacted to them. In other words, I could provide some real perspective to the dates in the history books.

So, I spent a bit of time reading through the records. I soon realized that there were a lot of nasty things going on back then, but that people freaked out far less. Sure, they got upset over the various atrocities, but they retained some sense of perspective. Nowadays, with violent crime down by almost every measure, people freak out a lot more.

With that thought in mind, consider some of the nasty events of 1970 (a year I chose more or less at random). This is a much shortened list, but it will give you a glimpse of that year:

  • January 15 – After a 32-month fight, Biafra surrendered to Nigeria.
  • February 19 – Shares in Australian nickel miner Poseidon, which were $0.80 in September 1969, peak at $280 before the bubble bursts.
  • March 6 – A bomb being built by the Weathermen terrorists explodes, killing 3 members of the organization.
  • March 18 – General Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
  • March 18 – United States Postal Service workers in New York City go on strike; eventually 210,000 out of 750,000 U.S. postal employees walk out.
  • April 8 – Israeli bombers (probably accidentally) kill forty-seven Egyptian children.
  • April 21 – The Hutt River Province secedes from Australia.
  • May 4 – Four students at Kent State University are killed and nine wounded by Ohio State National Guardsmen, at a protest against the Vietnam War.
  • May 8 – Construction workers in New York City attack 1,000 students protesting about the Kent State shootings.
  • May 14 – In the second day of violent demonstrations at Jackson State University, law enforcers fire into the crowd, killing 2 and injuring 12.
  • May 31 – A landslide buries a town in Peru; more than 47,000 people are killed.
  • June 8 – A coup erupts in Argentina.
  • June 12 – Guerrillas attack military garrisons in Oman.
  • June 21 – The Penn Central railroad declares bankruptcy, the largest US corporate bankruptcy to date.
  • July 23 – The Sultan of Oman is deposed in a palace coup by his son.
  • July 12 – Two CS gas canisters are thrown into the British House of Commons.
  • August 7 – A California Judge is taken hostage and murdered, in an effort to free a Black Panther from jail.
  • September 1 – Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan.
  • September 6 –Palestinian terrorists hijack four passenger planes flying to New York from Brussels, Frankfurt and Zurich.
  • October 5 –FLQ terrorists kidnap a British diplomat and demand release of its imprisoned members.
  • October 4 –The Bolivian Army initiates a coup.
  • October 10 – FLQ terrorists kidnap Minister of Labour, Pierre Laporte. He is found dead a week later.
  • October 14 – The Chinese conduct an open-air nuclear test.
  • October 17 – A cholera epidemic breaks out in Istanbul.
  • October 22 – Chile declares a state of emergency. Salvador Allende is elected President two days later.
  • October 28 – A cholera outbreak in Slovakia.
  • October 30 – A monsoon in Vietnam kills 293 and leaves 200,000 homeless.
  • November 13 – A military coup in Syria. Hafez al-Assad seizes power.
  • November 13 – A cyclone in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) kills 500,000 people.
  • November 25 – Renowned author Yukio Mishima takes over the headquarters of the Japan Self-Defense Forces. When he fails to sway public opinion, he commits ritual suicide.
  • November 27 – A Bolivian artist tries to assassinate Pope Paul VI.
  • December 3 – A kidnapped British Trade Commissioner is released by the FLQ terrorists; the Government of Canada releases 5 terrorists to Cuba.
  • December 4 – The Spanish government declares a 3-month martial law in the Basque region.
  • December 7 – The Swiss ambassador to Brazil is kidnapped in Rio de Janeiro; kidnappers demand the release of 70 political prisoners.
  • December 13 – The government of Poland announces food price increases. Riots and looting break out. Martial law is declared.
  • December 15 – The South Korean ferry capsizes; 308 people are killed.
  • December 22 – The Libyan Revolutionary Council nationalizes all foreign banks in the country.


Please understand. The people that are profiting from this fear soup are professionals. They have degrees in psycholinguistics, they run careful studies, they have multiple technologies designed to attract and retain your attention. They are quite good at what they do. If you want to keep their product (fear) out of your mind, you’ll have to extract yourself from their influence.

So, stop watching their ridiculous “news” broadcasts. Stop buying in to their political dialogs. Whatever they want the masses of people to do or think, do or think otherwise.

You don’t have to swim in a fear soup that makes you miserable. But you’ll have to act, and act consistently, to pull yourself out of it.

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