Culture of fear has no place in a democracy

Many continue to be silent because they are afraid.

Fear comes from outside and within.

The biggest challenge is when we realize that fear imposed to us triggers our ego.

Dilemma and paranoia haunt us then.

The fear for others and the fear of being shamed.

The ego says, “I am out of it”.

The conscience says, “I need to speak out because I made a wrong decision”.

The ego answers back, “No, you will be shamed.”

The ego wins.

This is where the culture of fear begins in the Philippine democracy for those who remain silent.

Culture of fear has no place in a democracy.

If it has a place, what is it?