Monday, September 22, 2008

Fear Motivation

The BBC discusses a study showing that more fearful people tend to support capital punishment and authoritarian government.

How many decades before the idea of fear as motivation for violent behavior becomes understood?

How many decades after that before we begin looking at the environmental causes of instilling fear in children, thereby ensuring violent, authoritarian adults?

How many decades after that before we begin doing something?

2 comments:

Brian said...

Why would "we" do something? Who is this "we"? Certainly not the government-they love obedient authoritarian adults.

Manitor said...

The government is not we.