Steve A. Stone
Are you ruled by fear?
By Steve A. Stone
September 14, 2021

Dear Friends and Patriots,

Ever since the never-ending COVID pandemic got underway, I’ve warned it was some kind of scam. I’ve warned it was being used to manipulate people, to impose and exercise control over our minds, and that there was a financial component to it all. I also postulated the epidemic was being used to facilitate the accomplishment of Agenda 2030 actions necessary to accomplish the overall objectives of globalist factions, who are intent on ruling the planet. I stand by all previous assertions.

Lately, my thoughts have been preoccupied by the notion of fear as a primary means of control. I understand fear. I understand it in all its manifestations, and I also understand how crippling fear can be. Whenever I get asked what I’m afraid of, I only give one answer – FEAR. I’m afraid of being too afraid to take actions I know are necessary. I’ve learned in my life that the most important task we have in becoming a fully-grown adult is to face down and overcome our various fears.

When I was a child, I was afraid of dogs. That fear stemmed from one incident with my Aunt Bessie’s Jack Russell terrier, who only wanted to play with me. Those who are familiar with Jack Russells know they are very high-energy dogs. I was four at the time and was convinced the dog was trying to eat me. Somewhere along the way, I acquired fears of heights, spiders, the dark, and a couple of other things I can’t remember. My thought is those fears came from movies, TV, stories I read, or my own parents. Who knows? I just know I had those fears and had to deal with them. One by one, I managed to face and overcome them. I actually used my relationships with snakes to do that. I’ve never been afraid of snakes. They’ve always fascinated me, and I’ve never been afraid to handle them, even the poisonous ones. I used the fact that most people are afraid of snakes as a lesson. If I’m not afraid of things most people fear, then maybe the fears I did have were just silly. They were, and they are.

Before you get the idea I’m beating my chest and indulging in self hero-worship, I’ll admit to something. I do have a fear I’ve never been able to get rid of. It doesn’t cripple or hamper me in any way, because it’s not a “thing,” but a situation. I wasn’t aware of my fear until after I watched a movie by Oliver Stone. The movie was titled “World Trade Center,” and was about an event after the Twin Towers collapse on 11 September 2001. The event involved firefighters who were trapped in the rubble, pinned by heavy beams, who could hear, but not see each other. In the movie, at least one of those trapped men died, but the others were finally discovered and rescued. I found the movie unbearable to watch. I walked out half-way through it. I thought about it long and hard to understand why and finally concluded most ways people die are understandable and not as psychologically horrifying as being trapped in the darkness, unable to move, and with only the slimmest of hopes of survival. I had the same reaction to the movie “The Command,” about the sinking of the Russian submarine KURSK. I served on two submarines and was never afraid of sinking. Most scenarios I understood involved a truly rapid end. The men who were in the engine room of KURSK had a very slow and miserable demise, trapped in a semi-flooded underwater tomb until they died of either hypothermia or oxygen deprivation.

The fear we see in the country today is understandable – sort of. But, what most don’t get is much of their fear is being promoted by our government and media. They want us to be afraid, and they’ve been working night and day creating new ways to make us all ever-more fearful.

Hardly anyone alive today recalls the Great Depression and the nationwide fear that was crippling the nation. People were afraid that things would never get better; that the economy would never recover and peoples’ lives would be forever grim. That was a sign of a lack of confidence, not any reality. In his First Inaugural Address, delivered on 4 March 1933, the newly elected President Franklin Roosevelt addressed the nation’s fear in a pretty direct way. In a discussion on that point, he included a now-famous phrase, “… the only thing we have to fear is fear itself ....” But today, it seems, people have forgotten that. Too many are willing to give in to fear. Too many allow themselves to be manipulated. Too many have become unconscious sheeple.

Many others have addressed the fear I’m talking about. What I haven’t seen them address is the etymology of that political and editorial fear I’m pointing to. When did that start?

I can’t say I know when it truly became an accepted methodology of our government. Other governments were notorious for their use of fear as a method of control. The Soviets under Lenin and his successors, the Nazis under Hitler, the Chinese under Mao, the Japanese under Tojo – all come to mind. They all used fear, propaganda, and disinformation to control the image of their regimes and to manipulate the people to their will. But, when did that start in America, and how? I’ll offer you a theory.

Americans have been subjected to “conditioning” for decades. I’ll use two examples and follow them from their inception to today.

The first is the effort to control people by use of their fear of the demise of life on the planet. Today, that’s exemplified by the global man-made Climate Change Movement. Want to know when that manipulation started? It wasn’t all that recent, and it wasn’t Global Warming that did it. No, it was just the opposite. It was the threat of a New Ice Age. That notion was a creation of the mid-1950s and was articulated world-wide in an article by Walter Sullivan on 2 November 1958. The article was published in the New York Times, under the title "Scientist Warns That Arctic Blast Could Lead to a New Ice Age." The article was based on studies of temperature trends over a couple of decades. It had an honest intent, but once the press got hold of it, they sensationalized it – creating the first wave of climate fear. Keep in mind, this was during the same time people were up to their eyeballs in nuclear fear. Yeah, I forgot to mention – the first fears the press forced down our throats were fear of anything nuclear and fear of space aliens. But, because one was somewhat rational and the other has always been a bit “out there,” I’ll just end my discussion of those two topics right there. It’s fair to say climate fear was the third wave of press-pushed “popular fear” in the post WWII era. I refer to it as “popular fear” because there was a real fear being promoted in the 1950s that we all understood – a fear that today’s press now says is nonsense. That’s the fear of a national takeover by socialists and communists. It’s sort of curious how illegitimate that fear was made to seem in the 1950s, and how illegitimate it’s made to seem now. Yes, given all we see and hear today, that’s very curious, isn’t it?

The New Ice Age fear lingered in in the scientific community throughout the 1960s, but was soon competing with a new theory. The Global Warming faction was gaining traction. It gained power and favor by the mid-1970s, but the New Ice Age adherents weren’t quite done. The Washington Post published an article on 11 January 1970, titled "Colder Winters Held Dawn of New Ice Age." Later, in the 24 June 1974 edition of Time Magazine there was an article titled "Another Ice Age?" that noted "… the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades …" but yielded a bit by further stating, "Some scientists... think that the cooling trend may be only temporary." For a while, the Global Cooling advocates seemed to be doing battle with the Global Warming people. The average American was confused. Why shouldn’t we be? Two competing groups of noted climate scientists kept saying we should all be very afraid, but one said we needed to fear freezing to death and the other said we needed to fear being burned to a crisp. What’s a rational person supposed to do?

During the 1980s, the Global Warming cabal gained the upper hand. After all, they had the strongest story to tell. Everyone understands humans lived through the last ice age in great numbers. We weren’t afraid enough of freezing. But, being consumed by the sun or doing something to encourage global heating enough to make human life unsustainable – that’s some big fears there! Along with the heat issues, we were also confronted with the prospects of rising sea levels, increases in various forms of solar radiation-induced cancers, and other insufferable indignities.

Global Warming – yes, that was a fear everyone could relate to. But, the New Ice Age people haven’t gone away. They’re still here, selling their competing theories. In 1977, a book on that subject was published by Ballentine Books, by a group called The Impact Team. The book was titled The Weather Conspiracy: The Coming of the New Ice Age. There have been dozens of books predicting the New Ice Age since. When I think of that, it makes me want to shriek, “WHERE’S THE CONSENSUS?” It would appear consensus is just another myth hawked by both the political class and media. There is no scientific consensus on the future of our climate.

In the early 1990s, the Global Warming faction came up with a new fear tactic. They started publishing articles about the ozone holes over the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions. Those ozone holes had been noted many decades back by weather scientists, but who really paid any attention to that? Evidently, almost no one. In the early 1990s, we heard all about the ozone holes and how they were being created by chlorofluorocarbons – CFCs, which were a family of refrigerants, then being made almost exclusively by DuPont. The most prevalent of the CFCs was Freon, also known as R-12 or CFC-12. Freon got the blame for the ozone holes and a whole new theory was developed to justify the fear people should have for the holes over the poles. Environmental pressure groups sprang up, the media went into overdrive, and nothing could stop Congress from passing a law that eventually banned CFCs in the US. After all, we caused those ozone holes, didn’t we? Only we could stop them from occurring. If you followed the CFC saga after their ban, you noted a couple of things that were true, but not reported in the media. One was that ten years after we got rid of CFCs, the world-wide production of them was at an all-time high. The other was the disappearance of the Arctic and Antarctic ozone holes. They went away for a few years, then came back, then went away again, just as they’ve done for millennia. Check that out for yourself.

Today, almost no one in media or the scientific community uses Global Warming as the headline of anything. It was supplanted after the so-called Climategate Scandal involving hacked E-mails from a Cambridge University computer that contained evidence of a global conspiracy to manufacture and manipulate data in support of the Global Warming agenda. Shortly after those E-mails were released to the public, the new moniker for our fear was revealed: Manmade Global Climate Change. Yeah, same old fear, just a different name.

The second fear I wish to touch on is fear of deadly disease. We all fear those at some level or to some degree, don’t we? Who wants to die? More than that, who wants to die a horrible or painful death? Some of the diseases we’ve witnessed in the past few decades are horrible, and excruciatingly painful. When we think of them, we can’t help but recall Ebola and Hantavirus – two really scary diseases. We think of SARS and H1N1, and now COVID. We don’t often connect those diseases to AIDS, but we ought to. Research the claims out there today that almost all those diseases were lab-created. What’s the truth? Does it even matter? Once a disease is out in the public, the concern is how to kill it before it kills us. But, pay heed to those stories when you have the time. There’s something to them. There’s something to the notion that the vaccine industry needs new viruses in order for it to thrive. Which is easier – creating a new disease or creating a vaccine? Which is the more profitable? Follow the money!

The COVID scare is a very interesting episode in our history, isn’t it? Everything about the entire set-up should ring alarm bells in our heads. But for some reason, for most it doesn’t. We should have been skeptical right from the start. We should have been far more skeptical when the COVID Relief Bill was passed by Congress in March 2020. Did you even read that bill? If you don’t understand how incentives drive behavior, you don’t understand the entire COVID response since that bill was passed. Everything about the response since March of 2020 has been driven by provisions of that one bill. Everything has been skewed, perverted, ignored, and re-defined in ways to make more and more money available to doctors, hospitals, pathologists, and coroners. None of the statistics we use today are truly accurate or useful because of the way money influenced decisions and actions taken in this pandemic response. If you don’t understand this paragraph, just pay attention to the videos being posted on social media by victims and critics and understand those people wouldn’t be victims or critics if things had any semblance of normalcy – but they don’t. If you don’t get it, you’re either not trying or you’ve given in and can’t be helped.

I want to transition a bit and discuss something that appeared in Britain on 20 May 2020; a 320 page book by Laura Dodsworth. The title is “A State of Fear: How the UK Government Weaponised Fear During the Covid-19 Pandemic.” Get a copy and study it carefully for one reason – if the Brits have done what’s revealed in the book, then you can bet your last nickel our own government was already doing it.

The book identifies a few groups we aren’t familiar with. HART – Britain’s Health Advisory and Recovery Team, BPS – British Psychological Society, SPI-B – Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours, and SAGE – Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies. In the book, Dodsworth discusses a concern forwarded by 46 psychologists and therapists, including several members of HART, to the BPS questioning the role of “… Government-employed psychologists in shaping the coronavirus communication campaign. In particular, they were concerned about their promotion of covert psychological ‘nudges’ — including ratcheting up fear levels — as a means of achieving widespread conformity with unprecedented lockdowns and mask mandates.” (NUDGE! There’s that Cass Sunstein theory at work!) You can a synopsis on line on the HART website. The is SPI-B, working under SAGE, had created covert strategies used by the British government to deal with public perceptions and reactions to the evolving COVID saga. Those strategies incrementally created an increasing climate of fear in the populace of Great Britain and finally the people had begun to rebel. HART went on record via Ms Dodworth’s book with their affirmation of the 46 professionals’ opinions that the government had overreached and had created an authoritarian atmosphere that promoted unnecessary fear in order to force public compliance with scientifically unnecessary government edicts. HART and the 46 complaining psychologists and therapists allege violations of professional and ethical standards. The allegation went further, stating that the campaign by the British government constituted the “‘weaponisation’ of behavioural psychology.”

When all this is taken in, one must be concerned. Our government and media has been manipulating us for decades and has enlisted the help of the scientific communities. It’s difficult to say if the scientists are merely disagreeing on points of facts, or if the forces of ideology and money are playing a role. The fact that every single one of those scientists are human informs me that the potential for their motives to be affected by personal politics and the perverting influences of money is rather high. I’d love to do a controlled study to demonstrate that.

If you’re concerned by COVID, has that concern changed the way you live? Are you concerned that you might not be able to keep your job if you don’t vaccinate? Are you concerned that you or a loved one could catch COVID and die? What are you doing to deal with your fears? Are you making your decisions based on your own needs, principles, and beliefs, or because you’re being coerced in some way or another? Now, ask yourself – are you being ruled by fear?

In Liberty,


© Steve A. Stone


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Steve A. Stone

Steve A. Stone is and always will be a Texan, though he's lived outside that great state for all but 3 years since 1970, remembering it as it was, not as it is. He currently resides in Lower Alabama with a large herd of furry dependents, who all appear to be registered Democrats. Steve retired from the U.S. Coast Guard reserves in 2011, after serving over 22 years in uniform over the span of four decades. His service included duty on two U.S. Navy attack submarines, and one Navy and two U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Units. He is now retired after working as a senior civil servant for the U.S. Navy for over 31 years. Steve is a member of the Mobile County Republican Executive Committee and Common Sense Campaign, South Alabama's largest Tea Party. He is also a member of SUBVETS, Inc., and a life member of both the NRA and the Submarine League. In 2018, Steve created 671 Press LLC as his own marquee to publish his books under—he does it his way.


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