Now we live in an age of ubiquitous threats. Even soap is bad for you! The NSA has a record of all your phone calls. A cardboard box left by the road is a potential bomb and blocks traffic for hours during your morning commute.
This is not accidental. It is essential that the ruling oligarchy wield a mailed fist of fear. The United States government is organized on a permanent war footing, and its citizens must be kept in constant, cowering fear in order to remain quiescent and complicit. Even the dissent of a few must be quashed, through popular oblique if not official sanction. The power of one dissenting voice casts doubt in the minds of millions.
We must continue to speak out against our own government. We must dissent, we must resist, we must not obey. Those burly men in black padded suits are not our friends, they are the enemies of freedom and democracy, those same enemies against which the President has vowed to defend us.
It's a topsy world, again. Fascist ideologies have long attempted to hold sway across the globe, and now they have succeeded. The populace, held in a grip of fear, dare not resist.
Fortunately, the twins specters of Peak Oil and global climate change will bring down the whole house of cards, and free us once again to find our own destiny.