Comment: And this is exactly why

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And this is exactly why

all the major party rhetoric on both sides is FEAR MONGERING.

Many people will not understand the issues.
But EVERYBODY understands an existential threat. So, if they fabricate an existential threat, the people get scared, and react like you described above.

Bush, as stupid as he was, made a BRILLIANT propaganda statement when he said, "You're either with us, or you're with the terrorists". It was something that even the most moronic drooling zombie could grasp. And that was the brilliance of it, and we're still paying the price today for Bush's treachery.