The first problem is now quite familiar to us. The truth is filtered, censored, buried, or, in some cases, murdered. This leaves us with limited or biased information, which causes our reality filters to malfunction.
The second problem is that, when there are lots of lies, we go in search of someone who we believe can guide us to the truth. We are drawn to politicians and news channels that tell us what we want to hear. We are attracted to well dressed, well-spoken people who slip into the role as the “trusted parent”. They nearly always have their own agenda and make a profit when we follow what they say, whether salesmen, doctors, or financial advisors. We come to believe everything they say. This is how the entire world was “locked down” with fear.
The third problem is chronic fear. In Nature we are exposed to life threatening events. Our response is a squirt of adrenaline and a fight or flight response. A few minutes later we are either safe at home unwinding or dead. However, in our modern world where we believe the media instead of our own observations and common sense, the government and media subject us to repeating fear stimuli with no resolution. There’s always a war on something and a host of other unverifiable things for us to be afraid of. This creates repeated squirts of adrenaline and a build-up of cortisol creating a fairly constant fight-or-flight response, otherwise known as chronic anxiety. This derails both our common sense and the ability of our immune system to fight off viruses and bacteria and rebuild our tissue after injury.