Because fear is a billion dollar business in this country.
After WWII ended, it started with the Cold War and that
helped make billions for the owners of the defense industry.
It also contributed to not seeing the fall of the Soviets.
After all, a huge industry, and a lot of money, rode on it.
Then the Soviet Union broke apart. Then crime became the
excuse to waste taxpayer money. Then came 9-11.
What a bonanza! And the monolith government contracting
companies got even more money. Then came the Iraq War.
Talk about war profiteering! But God forbid we
have universal health care! Or free college for everyone.
Or well-paid teachers.
We, the United States of America, spend the bulk of our
money on fear.