Emergence 3.0 – Section Seven, War; Part Forty-four, Loyalties; Chapter Six, Fear

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 321, Saturday
November 17th, 2018

Chapter Six: Fear

Fear was the great lever, the most commonly used instrument in the tool chest of the Imperial conditioners.

Fear made the lives, the choices and behaviors of the citizenry more predictable than any other factor.

The Continuum relied on the power of fear more than any other device to achieve its ends in the great dramas it created.

The Imperial cult had conditioned the people into an absolute belief in the laws that governed death and rebirth, so that even the prospect of death could not overcome the power of fear.

The people projected the dilemmas they faced in this life, their present circumstances, carrying them forward into the world they believed was coming.

Even the most ordinary person believed that every choice they made would echo in eternity.

Fear poisoned the body, and shaped consciousness in the electromagnetic field. Its power was a weight that pressed down on everyone and everything, all of the time

No one could escape it.

Fear was the most powerful emotion, stronger than hope, than desire, than hate, virtually every thought and feeling would bend before.

The influence of fear was all pervasive, its force was like gravity.

Fear catalyzed all of the lesser emotions, tainting them. It conditioned every feeling so that every expression of emotion was a reflection of it.

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