Tyrannophobia and Phobophobia|
As a reader of scientific literature, I was impressed by Yuosif Al-Mejrisi's knowlege of the various types of phobias and the facility with which he used such terms as triskaidekaphobia. However, I was surprised by some of the negative responses to his article from people who thought he was being harsh on his compatriots.
I believe that, in this article, my old neighbour was simply trying to encourage Libyans to shed their fears specially tyrannophobia (fear of tyrants), mastigophobia (fear of punishment) , traumatophobia (fear of injury), tropophobia (fear of moving or making changes) and engage in some serious civil disobedience action.
At this time more than ever, the Libyan people need to launch an extensive campaign of protest to make it very clear to the world that things are not as honky dory as suggested by some media outlets engaged in the rehabilitation of Ghaddafi's tyrannical regime.
Critics of Al-Mejrisi's approach should face their own demons especially phronemophobia (fear of thinking), but the first step is to face the most paralyzing phobia of all- phobophobia (fear of phobias).