Hands down the greatest short quote by any politician in (known) history is FDR's, "We've nothing to fear but fear itself." (That's regardless of whatever kind of man or politician he primarily was).
Fear is a low, thudding, droning vibration/energy that's a sick addiction. There's at least a symbolically metaphysical meaning to all permeating, ubiquitous energy(ies) affecting the psyche/mood/personality. I believe it's more than symbolic, actually. And if the more outrageous-sounding stories and theories are actually true about there being unseen nonhumans who are actually (somehow) feeding off the fear energy, it's way past high time to cease providing sustenance to the lowly things... Start thinking more good thoughts, basically.
Regardless of any definitions or applications of fear outside known science, the negative energy of fear negates progress. Fear based on only the irrational or unsubstantiated, such as the kind generated by official secrecy/hidden government, is what has been holding us back. We can and must do a lot better.
The hands-down greatest long quote (of a paragraph or so) by any politician in history (in my opinion) also happens to have been from an American President. This one isn't nearly well enough known today. It was JFK on either the day that or day before he was murdered:
"We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."
Again, regardless of whatever other nefarious political crap (like Marilyn Monroe's death?) in which he may (or may not) have been involved, that message is a strong enough one to not have to be negated by its messenger. It was simply the updated version of FDR's statement. It defined it. It was everything the government we've known since then, tragically, isn't. And it was in line with Eisenhower's farewell address (warning) about the military-industrial complex. We're now living their worst nightmares.
Of course the military-industrial complex problem translates to the National Security state problem. Any entity that operates on its ubertotalitarian level of secrecy and has unlimited access to (Black Budget) funding can't possibly not have a primary influence in people's daily lives. It's clear that they're not doing a good enough job with the REAL security of Americans and others; to say the least. We need to get rid of the extremely flawed system, primarily for creating a preserving rather than blindly consuming form of Nature, but not to the end of punishing those who sincerely believe they're doing the right thing(s). (See Forgiveness and previous, earlier and first entries). We simply need truly new (to us) management/policies.
I believe we can begin the process of Contact (or, if applicable, whatever major Enlightenment) only by generating enough energy - good thoughts and meditations. Such energy leads to better actions. Only when enough of us have shown enough interest in expanding science/knowledge will we be ready for it. I believe the best specific (collective) focus is on the first-ever unignorable spacecraft/UFO sighting. Just visualize it. And project love/goodwill toward all. Fear is unnecessary above all.