Hi Jay and Sammy, and everyone!;
I wanted to respond to your great comments in post form. I am still searching my thoughts on the post you offered your comments;
As I considered fear, as I considered the spreading and maintenance of fear, I began to think on the concepts of prejudice. Now, most people in our day and age would be quite adamant that they are not prejudice. I am sure that many of their best friends are black, chinese, irish, gay.... add tag here... Interestingly enough, it wasn't all that long ago that there were comments along the line that "Irish" were undesirables. "Italians". "Native Americans/Indians". Again.... add tag here. People are talking a lot about Hatians, Mexicans, and if you talk with some in Florida you will here a lot about Canadians. People see differences in others and, perhaps, a fear response of what that will do to their own position in that little society, perhaps just for someone to hate? I don't know, but it isn't long before some group of people are deemed undesirable.
I believe the perpetuation of fear is the culprit. I believe that the news agencies, like Sammy specifically mentioned, are the culprit. And, I find it interesting that so few people own such a high majority of the newspapers/media.
Thoughts? Take as much space as you wish.... I would love to find a better direction for my scattered mind. Hugs.