Even though most enemies of our freedom and the freedom of the other are founded in fear, they get manifested in so many different ways. And there is no shortage of people standing around attempting to protect their turf by exploiting this fear that resides in most people.
Suspicion is one such destructive activity/manifestation.
It's driving the chaos we are seeing in politics, the economy, the culture wars, and the religious wars. And the most dangerous religious wars aren't even the ones on a battle field. As long as fear is the most dominant governing factor in a person's life....fat chance of seeing a change happen in the individual who is afraid.
"Freedom excludes suspicion. A choice must be made here with no compromise or half measures. If I think I am free in Christ, I can have no suspicion of others and must break with Freud, Marx, and Nietzsche. If there is freedom only in the reciprocity of love, I must lay down all weapons. This is the act of freedom. A choice has to be made. I can advance with all my equipment and analyze the other sociologically and psychologically. I can pin him down and dissect him like a butterfly. But if I do I lose my own freedom and shut myself in the circle of his determinations. I can do this or I can advance in freedom. A choice which is both intellectual and vital must be made here." Jacques Ellul