Phobia

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Concept.png Phobia
(fear)
An irrational, sometimes overwhelming fear

A phobia is an irrational fear. Many people have a range of phobias, whether about spiders, heights, the dark etc. These are only subject to limted conscious control, but usually do not have much impact on people's lives. The phobias of particular interest to this project are those which are cultivated for purposes of social control. Notable amongst these in the modern era is Islamophobia.

Nature

Although they often have a rational basis (such as fear of falling), phobias are an unreasoning fear.

"War on Terror"

Full article: Rated 4/5 “War on Terror”

In the 21st century, systematic efforts are being made to cultivate phobias amongst the populations. This can be understood as an extension of the Statgegy of Tension policy which NATO pursued in the 1970s and 1980s in Italy.

Islamophobia

Full article: Islamophobia

Even as they preach about the importance of tolerance, many groups are in fact promoting Islamophobia.

Xenophobia

Full article: Xenophobia

Xenophobia is the fear of foreigners. This is arguably on the rise in Western Europe, connected to Islamophobia, after large numbers of immigrants have arrived after being NATO attacks have driven them out of their home countries such as Iraq or Syria.

Russophobia

Full article: Russophobia

Russophobia, fear of Russians, struck USA most notably during the Cold War, during the so-called "Red Scare".

 

An example

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     Page name     Description
IslamophobiaIrrational and exaggerated fear of the Muslim faith.


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