The CreekRoad Podcast Episode 022: Bread and Circuses

The CreekRoad Podcast

The CreekRoad Podcast Episode 022: Bread and Circuses

Welcome friends this week on the creek road podcast we speak of

  1. This week in West Virginia
  2. Bread & Circuses
  3. Fear Uncertainty and Doubt

Bread & Circuses

Roman politicians passed laws in 140 B.C. to keep the votes of poorer citizens, by introducing a grain dole: giving out cheap food and entertainment, Bread and Circuses, became the most effective way to rise to power.

This phrase originates from Rome in Satire X of the Roman satirical poet Juvenal (circa A.D. 100) {Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: Bread and Circuses}

Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

Fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is a tactic used in sales, marketing, public relations, politics and propaganda.

FUD is generally a strategic attempt to influence perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information. An individual firm, for example, might use FUD to invite unfavorable opinions and speculation about a competitor’s product; to increase the general estimation of switching costs among current customers; or to maintain leverage over a current business partner who could potentially become a rival. The term originated to describe disinformation tactics in the computer hardware industry [dubious – discuss] but has since been used more broadly.

FUD is a manifestation of the appeal to fear.

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Jerry is a podcaster and blogger. Bringing to the attention of his listeners the loss of their personal liberties, and calling to attention the personal responsibility’s they are turning over to bureaucratic agencies whose only agenda is continued growth and expansion.
Jerry has built a reputation as a person who can identify an issue find a solution, and fix the problem. As a working man his whole life. The many jobs have allowed him to build a skill set that range from pizza to running large printing presses. Going back to school he retrained himself in the computer support field. this has led him to the current job he holds. Supporting the local school systems computer networks. A few days a week he works helping people with repair advice and parts to fix their cars.
Jerry tries to bring a new outlook to the normal gloom and doom of prepping and modern survival. By reminding people that the fastest way to recover their personal liberties is to take back the personal responsibilities they walked away from.