Subba’s theory of “positive fear” bears fruit in Africa subba pix
Pradeep Myangbo

Western intellectuals have accepted the Bhayabad (Nepalese word for Philosophy of Fearism) or ‘Philosophy of Fearism’ professed by Desh Subba, a Nepal born Hong Kong resident. Subba has been working on the theory of Fear psychology for over two decades.

Philosophers and writers from Canada and different African countries are collaborating together with Mr. Subba in order to further re-interpret and redefine the ‘Fearism’ that have won dozens of international awards established in USA.

While the intellectual world is interested in discussing the fear, high officials of the police and Military departments of the African countries facing violence/civil war have expressed their concern about the practical use of the philosophy to manage the fear of society in practical life. Police and military have shown good interest to formulate policy for ‘fear management’ by practicing Mr. Subba’s philosophy through maintaining peace and security in society, family, and whole country, by freeing any kind of terror, natural disaster as the main purpose of the country.

Furgeli Sherpa, a facilitator of one of the interaction program held recently in  Sudan , said the seven nations senior police officers from different African countries had drawn a conclusion in a workshop held in Mukjar, a city in Sudan, that growing fear of country could be managed according to ‘Fearism’. He is working in UN peace keeping force Sudan. He is from an Armed Police Force of Nepal.

Sherpa said 27 police and military officers from Tunisia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia and Jordan had responded that ‘Fearism’ is practical philosophy to manage and cope up with different types of fears in family and society.

Their conclusion was to manage fear and control crime, civil war, murder, violence, the philosophy needed to be utilized from the policy formulation level. ‘Fearism’ recognizes that ‘life is controlled, directed and operated by fear’.

‘Philosophy of Fearism’ has emerged as a latest philosophy which

has been recognized and accepted by the western authors and philosophers. African nations mired in wars and conflict are the first ones to take this notion in a practical manner.  The philosophy has successfully attracted  many universities from Hong Kong, Sikkim, Northeast India, Bangladesh, USA and Europe.

Armed Police Force of Nepal is working in Sudan under UN flagship.

The philosophy stresses on the issues to make citizens free from fear and establish calmness in society.”

He said African security forces self-realized the philosophy as “a positive

fear could be used as a means of increasing courage, motivation and will.” Sherpa reported

Tanzania police officer Sheila Msami, said, “Fearism will be able to help to manage fear

generated by terrorism and civil war.” He added that Msami responded ‘Fearism’ as relevant

to the peace, security and development of the nation.

Mr. Subba expressed his satifaction that police and army personnel of some African countries

had taken his ‘Philosophy of Fearism’ as the means to develop their countries with

establishing fearless peace. “Till date, the philosophy has become an

interesting subject for the students and scholars of philosophy,  but Africa has demonstrated it in a practical ground.”