Fear — A tool for manipulating people

Mehdi Maghsoodnia
3 min readMar 31, 2023

Fear has been used as a tool of manipulation by both politicians and religious leaders throughout history. By creating a sense of fear or anxiety among the public, they can control and manipulate people, often leading to negative consequences for society as a whole.

One recent example of fear being used in politics is the Brexit campaign in the United Kingdom. Politicians used fear to promote their agenda, suggesting that the UK needed to take control of its borders to prevent “uncontrolled” immigration. This led to a divisive referendum that ultimately resulted in…

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