“Hey mom, do we use old light bulbs?” the 8-year-old asked on the ride home from school. A bit perplexed, his mother replied. “When the light bulbs get old, they stop working and we replace them. Why do you ask?” The child said, “My teacher told us that old light bulbs waste energy and that hurts the planet.” Are we raising Generation Fear?

That story was related to me several years ago. You might remember the great incandescent light bulb panic. You know, the one where we were all forced to pay twice the price for light bulbs that only worked half as well? To save the planet of course.

I recall many years ago, my daughter coming home from 3rd grade and asking us if we kept alcohol in our house. When we asked why she would wonder about such a thing, she replied, “My teacher said that if our parents keep alcohol in the house that they might be alcoholics.”

Needless to say, my wife and I were not at all happy about the suggestive brainwashing that was going on at the school. When we expressed our concerns to the principal, she said that she was sure the children just “misinterpreted” what the teacher was trying to say about the dangers of alcoholism. But, were they?

Generation Fear and Their Induction.

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When the schools began peddling the Earth Day/Save the Planet mantra, we were all shamed into silence. How could you possibly be against saving the planet from pollution? Of course, we now know that the Green Agenda was not about recycling and turning off the lights. None of that actually makes a significant impact. The Green Agenda is about pushing socialism and state control over industry and commerce all in the name of “saving the planet”. Starting to sound familiar yet?

School children have been psychologically terrorized into believing that their parents are destroying the planet by failing to accept Global Warming or Cooling or Climate Change, whatever. Rather than allow kids to be kids, we have allowed the schools and the media to terrify them into believing the world is going to end because of plastic straws. Why should an 8 year old child be concerned about light bulbs, paper bags, or plastic straws?

The fear campaign does not stop with Climate Change hysteria. Nope. Regardless of the recorded facts from the FBI that, despite an increase in population, the violent crime rate in the United States significantly dropped between 1998 and 2017, children are taught to live in fear with constant school lockdowns and mandatory “Active-Shooter” drills.

Absolutely any and every excuse is used to put children in a “lock down”. Thereby increasing their fear and anxiety. In 2014, a man walking down the street with an umbrella was enough to trigger a lock down in San Diego. To clarify, in 2015, four schools were locked down after a man with an umbrella was seen by “a teen”. How did we get to the point where the sight of an umbrella can cause full blown panic?

The Plandemic and Generation Fear.

We have been kindling fearfulness and anxiety in our children for a generation with Global Warming/Climate Change hysteria. Then, about ten year ago, we added the Lock Down to our school routines to further our childrens’ fright. In 2020, we double-down on fear and psychological trauma by adding the Kung Flu Plandemic.

Now, even though our children cannot be psychologically terrorized inside of their schools, we can cause them to live in constant fear with the Covid-19 plandemic. We shut them out of schools, but force them to open up their homes to daily video surveillance from Big Brother. Now the state can monitor the children in their homes, five days a week. And, you better hope they don’t see anything of which they do not approve. We have witnessed multiple incidents where the sight of a toy gun or a BB gun, during online schooling, has led to the police being sent to a child’s home.

While most kids don’t watch “the news”, social media has covered the gap through posting neverending Covid cases and an ever increasing death count. All of which are highly suspect under direct scrutiny. However, the greatest, most effective tool for transforming children into fearful, frightened creatures? Living in a constant state of anxiety is the mask.

Generation Fear Psychological Abuse

Forcing children to wear masks is Psychological Abuse.

The Current Production for Generation Fear.

The science is irrefutable. Cloth masks and homemade masks are 97 to 100 percent INEFFECTIVE at stopping a virus. Even specially designed medical masks are only 56% effective at stopping a virus. Also, constantly donning and removing a mask, allowing a mask to come in contact with unwashed hands or external surface, and improper wear, reduce efficacy of masks to less than 1%.

Science and facts be damned, we are going to make our kids wear masks. Why? Because it shows we are trying to do something. What “something” are we really doing? When it comes to our children, who are in their formative years, we are conditioning them to be constantly afraid and in a never ending cycle of anxiety. We are making them Generation Fear.

Being forced to wear a mask and seeing other people in masks is an unending, constant reminder to our children that they are in danger. Of course, this is not a danger that they can see, but it is there just the same we tell them. We must do as we are told, regardless of the ramifications, for safety.

Raising Fearless Kids in a Cowardly World.

In conclusion, what I have just outlined is a very real and serious problem. How can we hope to raise strong, independent, productive adults from a crop of children who have been conditioned to live in constant fear? How we put an end to Generation Fear now, before it’s too late?

We do not just point out problems here, we offer solutions. For years I was asked what I would do to help children grow into strong, well-adjusted, productive citizens. I took the time to compile an extensive list of activities and traits. These have been demonstrated to help young people grow into fearless adults rather than frightened children. The book is called Team Honey Badger; Raising Fearless Kids in a Cowardly World.

As challenging as the year 2020 has been, we still have hope. That hope is that we, as adults and parents, can set a courageous and capable example for our children to follow. As free men and women, we have the inalienable right to say “no” to the constant fear mongering and state/media induced panic plan. Lastly, We can take positive and proactive steps to help our children be fearless and not constantly frightened. It’s up to us to end Generation Fear. No one else is going to do it.

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Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor. Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print. Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force. Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.