Fear is often touted as the ultimate political tool. “Fear will keep the star systems in line.” Yes it will. Up to a point. But control through fear brings resistance. And it is expensive. You need armies of enforcers.

What works better is hate. That gains enthusiastic cooperation. Much cheaper. Who IS Emmanuel Goldstein?

Ever notice how the political parties are defined more by what they hate than anything else?

I endeavor to avoid hate and fear. I have no party.