"Fear and intimidation only works when individuals are isolated, its not going to work on millions of people, if those people realise what power they do have. This would mean putting aside personal differences to join together and fight a common cause. Sigh, my idealism is showing again :)"
I agree and that'w why they're trying to keep us afraid, angry, and upset. In reality we need to be calm, rational, and living at a higher vibrational level of love and peace in order to take effective and appropriate action.
I also think that the "powers that be" are afraid of all us like-minded people joining together and rising up against them. It seems that the general population hasn't been that difficult to control, in most cases.
Why else would they be censoring information, covering up, lying etc? I think they know that the day may come when we all say "Enough!", jump off our couches, leaving our chips and tv's behind, and actually decide to do something about it.