Fear of terrorists made the American public afraid, gullible and easy to manipulate for more than a decade.
But now – despite the best efforts of the military-industrial complex to intentionally whip up an exaggerated hysteria of Islamic terrorists - Americans are starting to wake up from our fear-induced haze:
We don’t buy the “justifications” for mass surveillance
For the first time since 9/11, we value privacy more than anti-terror protections
We’re more afraid of the government than of terrorists
We’re sick of war … and no longer falling for the government’s pro-war arguments
Indeed, Americans are realizing that we’re more likely to be killed by lightning, toddlers, brain-eating parasites or bad government policy than terrorism.
So how can the poor lads in the military industrial complex keep the gravy train going?
The evil Russians! That worked last time … it’ll work again!
All they have to do is re-demonize the Russians.