Stop The Fearmongering

I am not one to jump on one side of the partisan divide. The reason for this is because I am (nearly) as often sickened by the left as I am by the right. I have no loyalty to any political party.

One of the saddest things that has happened over the last few years in the United States is the incessant fearmongering by the right, with the media being all-too-willing to act as their mouthpieces. It’s a match made in heaven – the media love fear and sensationalism for reasons oft discussed. (Just in the last five minutes on MSNBC: “Nobody [in Phoenix] even knows if it’s safe to walk outside their own home.” – because police there are looking for a killer.)

Trumped-up terrorist “plots”, blurry bogeymen, and countless other faux-dangers that necessitate a population shutting up, tuning in and bending over.

So, I agree with Will Bunch when he says that we need to “cancel Bush’s Fear Factor” and lays out an easy four-step plan.

4 thoughts on “Stop The Fearmongering”

  1. “Those who are willing to give up basic liberties in the false pursuit of a temporary sense of security deserve neither liberty nor security.”

    -Ben Franklin
    I’m paraphrasing- I may not be remembering it word for word.
    Christine

  2. “Those who are willing to give up basic liberties in the false pursuit of a temporary sense of security deserve neither liberty nor security.”

    -Ben Franklin
    I’m paraphrasing- I may not be remembering it word for word.
    Christine

  3. I agree, but what he missed in the article is the ploy to get everyone to exchange their freedom for security. That’s what it was all about, and continues to be about.
    It’s a power grab that is working famously for them, and every time something happens another Bill slips through congress taking away more of the constitution. Amazing coincidence that the Patriot act was written before 911…

  4. I agree, but what he missed in the article is the ploy to get everyone to exchange their freedom for security. That’s what it was all about, and continues to be about.
    It’s a power grab that is working famously for them, and every time something happens another Bill slips through congress taking away more of the constitution. Amazing coincidence that the Patriot act was written before 911…

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