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The US is so easily riled up by "terrorists"

With the "beheading videos" coming in, and the response that is shown by the media, the public support, and the government response seen...

It is apparent; that one killing, one video... can garner a FULL BLOWN RESPONSE by all of our country.

So basically we are so easily manipulated that JUST ONE MAN is capable of taking on our country, and getting the entire country's attention and emotions.

So one man with a video camera and NO BUDGET - can have us unload the banks in response. We are easily controlled if you ask me.

We are responding predictably, so we are an obvious bunch, wearing our emotions and flaws on our sleeves; responding like children.


Terrorism? One man dies. Our news channel choose that one death to "be the news." And we label "the killing - terrorism."

I would label the "New's choice of stories - terrorism." We could focus elsewhere. We could focus on arguments or principles. We could have live discussions and debates about "Should we give these guys the stage? Thousands die, but we choose this ONE death, and call it RELEVANT NEWS."

That is our country's choice, and what WE have chosen to do. So our country is the one really pulling the "terrorist" tactics out, not the lone killer.


Now I know all of the above is mission accomplished by the statists; drum up war, drum up enemies, drum up big budgets and big regulations and big government power increases.... So I am not saying that the media or the govt is "missing the boat" on this; not one of us is surprised at how this ISIS thing is going down; it is quite predictable.

I am saying THE PUBLIC is behind this. The general public is "on board" with all that the media is choosing. No one is complaining that the media or govt is "doing something wrong" here.

Just a rant.

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America's reaction to ISIS is no surprise.

Look at how Bostonians reacted to some brat teenagers after the Boston Marathon Muslim attack.
Every man woman and child ran and cowered in their government controlled homes like cockroaches scurrying from the light...
Makes me want to puke just thinking about it.

It is a PR motive to respond

It is a PR motive to respond to the videotaped executions.

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Remember: FDR Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself 1933


Fear is used to control.

FDR Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself 1933 Inaugural Address

I dont understand

The down votes.

The quote is truth, there really is nothing to fear but fear itself.

But these guys aren't hiding in caves

They are literally taking over a part of the Arab island of sand.

They are marked and proud. Al quaeda didn't advertise. Didn't takeover anything (the taliban did). They didn't go on us tv saying they would convert us. In fact the closest thing they did was put boogieman laden on tv. Err, we did.

Seems to me this is actually the real deal, and now people are so disillusioned they will just let it fly.

I agree we need to pull all our troops and let them have it out with saudi arabia/israel. These guys seems to honestly believe what they are doing is right. If that's true the last thing we want to do is fight them. We could just redirect them to China/Russia instead.

Or witches... or commies...

..or reefer addled child rapists ("Ah seen it on Reefer Madness!")
Mencken's "booboisie" will fall for the most amazing crap.

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You're Absolutely Right

Ever since 9/11, we've turned into a nation of scaredy cats. Our government has constantly invoked terrorism to keep us all scared.