Fear: Money

Friday, May 16, 2008 1:35 PM By Stephen J Christophers

Fear is a biological response mechanism to external situations; or that of internal simulation projected outwardly, based on individual fear response patterns, which are hard coded into our biological system. The area of the brain called the Amygdala which is directly associated with human fear response.

The following paragraph charts the flow of fear from the brain to its base physical responses: “The Amygdala sends impulses to the hypothalamus for important activation of the sympathetic nervous system, to the reticular nucleus for increased reflexes, to the nuclei of the trigeminal nerve and facial nerve for facial expressions of fear, and to the ventral tegmental area, locus coeruleus, and laterodorsal tegmental nucleus for activation of dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine“ – Ben Best (2004). Well that was a mouthful.

Anyway, so, fear is a composite of sensory connections (eyes and ears etc) to neurological and biological networks (memory), resulting in chemical stimulation via the nervous system to the body’s physical mechanics (sudden bowel movement).

Fear is also a primal response mechanism, meaning it is hard coded into our biological system, some might say it’s one of the body’s autopilot triggers, whereby, auto-response programming sets off generic responses and reactions to specific events associated with fear. Having such a base level of programming leaves us not only able to steer away from dangerous situations, but it also leaves us vulnerable to the use of our fears as tools for manipulation. To control an individual by utilizing their fear responses is to control his or her actions psychologically by way of "Learned helplessness” or dependency. Now, let’s talk about Money…

Money is a “social construct” by this I mean a part of the social mechanism, that which society is able to use in order to build potential in individuals based on social requirements; the potential of ‘capital heat’ in society is fundamentally one of “social construct”, rather than that of an environmental or universal construct; a system by which society controls participants thermodynamic and relative potential etc. The ability of money to plug into all aspects of social life - on the grounds of common wants and needs makes it highly versatile and an effective control for human biological addictions – money is then the fuel for social potential.

Fear plays a vital role in society, for example: to control ones financial heat potential enables society to inflict or trigger fear responses in those dependent on the greater system to provide chemical needs based on biological addictions, those which only society is able to provide, or control.

Financial fear in respects to individuals and their interaction within society is one of the key relationships when looking at social dynamics. Although, much the same as religion, one must participate in, and surrender to, these socially constructed triggers, which play on fear response as indoctrination.