Some leaders use threats to win adherents. They invoke death to force good behavior and to herd people toward paradise.
Others woo with grand promises. If you have no satisfaction, they offer bliss. If you feel inadequate, they offer success. If you are lonely, they offer acceptance.
But if we do not fear death and are happy what will such leaders have to offer?
-Deng Ming-Dao, 365 Tao Daily Meditations
Damn straight. Fear is a commodity in America that is almost as precious and valuable as a barrel of crude oil. And we here at the First Church of the DC Comictician and Latter Day Citizens of the United Federation of Planets have four whole quadrants and a multitude of different dimensions full of things you had better well be afraid of.
We have the Borg who will tear off your arms and rip out your eyeballs and replace them with technology. We have shape-shifters from the Gamma Quadrant who could very well be tucking you in tonight. We got Romulans and Ferangi, the Breen and Tholians.
We have the Riddler who will place puzzles into your mind so deep that you will go insane. We have the Joker, Black Manta, Star Sapphire, Gorilla Grodd, Poison Ivy and the Mirror Master. We even have the Scarecrow who will spray shit directly into your face and make you so afraid that your very bones will start shaking:
Fear. It is the greatest tool we have in this business.
Religion, Hell, Satan, Fear