Nations of Fear, Corruption, Politics, Unfairness and Recession
By Nneka Okumazie
The existence of fear – among people and several nations is almost of complete dominance. There are nations whose present and history are of loyalty to great fear.
There are things they never do, not because they can’t, but because some – who could, chose to be afraid.
There are many aspects of underdevelopment discussed for answers by established nations, suggesting what works to others.
But fear is not often on the list. Maybe it’s intangible, or because some appear to be in charge.
The societies of fear would likely go nowhere. Fear, not per exempted situations, but pervasively, in how the people approach everything.
Most developing countries are led by fear. Most of the people there seek – personal or group – safety through any means.
They entangle more so that everything becomes fear-operational.
It is possible that the world changes, with tools, knowledge, systems, processes, interconnections, etc. but societies of fear stay stuck because whatever require some risk, or courage dies off in the people.
Those who fought fear in their own advancement gain from it, but their experience is not as transferrable, to others elsewhere.
Those who battle fear – of quality – grow.
There are people in societies whose one fear-overcoming make progress for the group, and with more, more people benefit.
There are costly risks of high selflessness whose benefit surpasses the individual, necessary for how society changes.
There are those too, who watch these people, in that society and in their corner, decide against fear.
In some societies, many people are resistant to dishonour.
They do so, not to be rewarded or known, but they stand for something, in fairness to others of courage.
There are societies of common corruption, bribery, crime, etc. they are mostly a society of fear, not just of not having but for deception, not truth.
Striking out is almost unthinkable, and the isolation to be faced makes it impossible to try.
This is different from religions – or how fear is often used against other stuff, but for that religion.
There are places where religion intensified their fears, rather than cure them, and they sometimes become its victim in various forms.
Fear that benefits religion and robs the society of progress is false.
There are societies AWOL in the procession of progress.
There are societies run by fear – whose first measure of progress will not be some news of anything, but of right actions that defy accepted fears.
How exactly selfless is the courage of many in societies?
People fight fear but at what stage?
[Job 15:16, How much less one who is revolting and corrupt, who drinks injustice like water?]