Eye-Opening Survey Shows No.1 Fear of US Citizens is Government, NOT Terrorism

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An extensive survey of hundreds of adults across the United States has just revealed that the thing most Americans fear—more than anything else—is their own government. In fact, according to the survey, no other fear even comes close to the percentage of Americans who worry about their corrupt government officials.

The survey was conducted by Chapman University and it serves to back up the point that while Americans claim to live in the Land of the Free, deep down, they realize they are living in a corrupt oligarchy.

The Chapman University Survey of American Fears Wave 4 (2017) provides an in-depth examination into the fears of average Americans. In May of 2017, a random sample of 1,207 adults from across the United States were asked their level of fear about eighty different fears across a huge variety of topics ranging from crime, the government, the environment, disasters, personal anxieties, technology and many others.

As Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes, like last year, corruption of government officials came top in 2017, with 74.5 percent of U.S. adults saying it makes them “afraid” or “very afraid.”

Despite the constant fear mongering from the mainstream media and government on boogeymen terrorists plotting to steal our freedom, the public, according to this survey, is not buying it. In fact, the threat of terrorism isn’t even in the top 20 fears. Terrorism comes in at twenty-two—below credit card fraud and identity theft.

While this survey is certainly promising, in the idea that people are waking up to government corruption, it is also a telling sign of America’s ability to hold two entirely contradictory ideas as self-evident.

This ability, or perhaps better defined as “disability,” to hold two opposing ideas, such as the spreading offreedom through war, as being logically sound, is called cognitive dissonance. When one is in a state of dissonance, they may sometimes feel “disequilibrium”: frustration, hunger, dread, guilt, anger, embarrassment, anxiety, etc.

In order for cognitive dissonance to work, society must remain just ignorant enough to support and to believe the lies fed to them from the establishment as reality; even though this reality is a complete contradiction.

Once we step back and observe society with this in mind, the reason for this contradictory mental state becomes quite obvious. It is much easier to remain delusional and in a state of suspended disbelief than it is to deal with the opposing ideas held inside one’s head. How can one chant “USA is number 1!” while at the same time fearing the rulers of that USA?

Coming to terms with the fact that you can actually be killed by the very entity who claims to protect you from those who wish to do you harm, is a difficult realization.

Fortunately, there are those of us who have ‘woken up’ to our contradictory existence. This is not to say that we are smarter than others, only that we can recognize our own ignorance and through this self-reflection, seek to lessen that ignorance through entertaining ideas that may make us uncomfortable.

If this survey shows us anything, it is that Americans would do well to entertain the uncomfortable idea that this country they hold so high up on a pedestal has actually long been on a path to become the dystopian nightmare written about in books like 1984.

Americans would do well to remember the words by John Basil Barnhill in 1914 when he said,

“Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.”

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Contributed by Matt Agorist of thefreethoughtproject.com.

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  • Americans are afraid of the government, so they keep funding the threat.

    • Phil_Ossifer

      When a thug sticks a gun in your face and demands money or he’ll kill you, and you hand over the loot rather than be killed, are you “funding the threat?” No matter if it’s a street thug or a government thug the choice is the same – comply or die.

      • How many thugs have you paid withholding taxes to and filed a tax return with?

    • Arrow

      Right on.

  • g.johnon

    matt, you may want to consider that those who have woken and those who are waking are most probably not the ones who are yelling “american-number one!”)

    not saying that there is not a huge cognitive dissonance problem in the world right now. just saying that you seem to be spreading the accusations a little too thickly.

    the drama on the political stage is waning significantly while the comedy begins to flourish at heights seldom seen before.

  • darkhorse

    Matt, you may want to consider that many of those commenting on alt sites are of the Jewish persuasion…you know what THAT means, right? LIES LIES EVERYWHERE IT’S LIES!!! Stinky, smelly, disgusting, Jewish LIES… oh yes, the chronic LYING…but, they can’t help it…it’s in their chromosomes.. their Father (Satan) put it in there, so I guess we shouldn’t blame them too much, Matt. They need some good Jewish trauma therapists to help them… sniff sniff – oh that smell does linger in my pure GENTILE nostrils…

  • John C Carleton

    I think the headline is confusing to the sheep.
    The “government”, are the terrorist.

    • Arrow

      Is it really the government John? Could it be the “government thugs” that Phil mentioned, that act outside the law to fund the extortion scheme of the black robed cult?

      • John C Carleton

        That IS the “government”.
        It is not a government, Washington DC/USA, is an international for profit corporation, incorporated under British Empire Law.

        The USA is not what the Rebels fought for or under.
        It is a crime cabal which stole Americans freedom from them, which Americans bled and died to buy for their prodigy.

        • Arrow

          Let’s stand at the BAR, have a beer, and discuss this topic a bit John. Having withdrawn from citizenship a few years ago, it has been of keen interest to seek out the historical point where from law of the land transitioned into legal fiction. The concept that you are embracing is one which I haven’t given a great deal of thought. Granted… the actions of the government thugs (men/women) are accepted as acts of the government (mind control). Such that the government is a corporation (28 USC 3002 (15))… a legal fiction, then any “governmental” act would be fictional. No? Therefore any unlawful action by a government thug would mean that he/she is culpable… not the legal fiction, which means, that if you are wronged by a government… entity, you should take action against the man/woman, not the government fiction. It must be common law, of course, meaning claims through affidavit, on the record.

          You referred to the USA, but to be specific (which one must do standing before the BAR), the corporation is the United States, not the united States of America… the States united on the continent of Amaruka (look that one up). Were one to argue (which I don’t), one could say that the the USA was indeed what the rebels fought for… NOT the U$. Cheers!

          • John C Carleton

            Nine years after winning their freedom from the British Empire, the Usury bankers scum, degenerate elites, to include George Washington, stole it from them, and made them slaves again.
            Nine years of freedom, thats what the war, killing, dying, mayhem bought the American people, before it was gone. Everything past that, which does not recognize that fact, is Grade AAA, zionist/elitist BS.

          • Arrow

            Agreed. The riddle is, “What can be done to rectify the wrongdoing?” Seems we will go nowhere until we can determine the answer to that question, then act upon it. The point that I was trying to make, is that until that determination is made, one must learn how to protect oneself and family from their evil intentions. The steps that I have taken have been effective up to this point… but then, I am no longer a prisoner to my own beliefs. Most are unwilling or incapable of that level of comprehension.

            Don’t you have a website? I would enjoy reading some of your work.

          • John C Carleton
          • Arrow

            Many thanks.

  • frankw

    It gives one hope that the American people are waking up to the reality of the world they live in. A fact which, I believe, was the reason for Trump’s election, the hope that there might be actual change, but now sadly dashed.

  • TrevorD

    “Where the government fears the people you have liberty.”
    And that is beginning to happen right now, hence the increase in `their` absurdity and desperation. Many false flags coming but True Humanity must stay awake and contine to evolve. `Their` days are numbered and they know it.

  • steeda

    When the people fear government it’s tyranny. When the government fears the people it’s called liberty!

  • James

    Object to it & be beat & ran out of America. Yes we do fear our Government.

    • Arrow

      Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. Marcus Garvey

  • Cynical Old Bastard

    I’m afraid of banana spiders. Where is that on the list? Wherever it is, it is one notch below brown recluse spiders.

    The government? Nah. Only the sheeple are afraid of them. But then, they’re afraid of everything so they don’t really count.

  • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

    ” This is not to say that we are smarter than others, only that we can recognize our own ignorance and through this self-reflection, seek to lessen that ignorance through entertaining ideas that may make us uncomfortable.”
    This is the approach that should be taken when discussing our dilemmas with those who haven’t yet awoke. “Waking up” is painful and traumatic. It forces you to come to grips with long held biases and notions many of us were raised to hold. It forces you to accept that they must be shed in order to truly understand this world and see it for the prison it has become. It’s a lonely, scary path to pursue alone.

  • Frank Energy
  • Frank Energy

    I did a writeup, quick NWO summary. Be very afraid and aware of your government.


  • Swapster_com

    If #taxationistheft, who is the thief?