yes it's true, we live in an era of fear and concomitant stupidity: if you see nothing, say anything, as the department of homeland security instructs. one thing everyone knows about americans: we are scared of our own shadows, especially officials and administrators and such. the land of the subordinated and the home of the chickenshit. i know this firsthand, of course, from watching provosts and general counsels piss themselves over as little as possible. i do think the fear and authoritarianism go together. leftists like to pretend that donald is running on fear; i guess they haven't been watching. but hillary is; she'll be running on fear of donald. we are still scared fifteen years later from 9/11, and there's really no one advocating freedom in this country anymore. this is where the american experiment ended, bro: soaking our depends.