"In the story of Henny Penny, when she is hit with an acorn she believes the sky is falling"
It's not important that she BELIEVES the sky is falling, its that others BELIEVE her without even looking for themselves.
Kinda like all those Americans (the majority of whom were Republican) who assisted Bush in his criminal invasion of Iraq.
And who exactly is the fox?
Often times, the fox is Henny Penny in clever disguise.