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originally posted by: deckdel
a reply to: tothetenthpower
How does this fit with the idea of disarming the Americans, and pushing harder on gun controls?
The politics of fear... is when leaders (or candidates for leadership) use fear as a driving or motivating factor for the people, to get them to vote a particular way, allow excesses in spending, or accept policies they might otherwise abhor. It's banking on the fact that presenting people with an alleged threat to their well-being will elicit a powerful emotional response that can override reason and prevent a critical assessment of these policies.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: Aazadan
I'm seeing profiling COMING up.
Don't WANT it but I sure see it.
originally posted by: anxiouswens
I was working in Manchester when the IRA left a huge bomb in a van at the road side. It blew Manchester to bits but fortunately no one was killed. The only difference with ISIS is that cant be any negotiations because its their way or the highway and they play on the minds of young people who are already loose cannons and gullible who also go off on their own and plan atrocites. Thats the frightening bit. a reply to: Aazadan
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Aazadan
What do you mean by "ineffective"? Arms dealers are making more money than ever. Pharmaceutical companies are making money hand over fist shoving opiates down our throats thanks to Afghanistan. And the best part is that the enemy is something that cannot be gotten rid of. So no one has to worry about the target falling apart like yesteryear's big bogeyman (USSR). Sounds like everything is working as intended to me.
originally posted by: Specimen
Shouldn't it be "Isis, be very afraid, the American Christians think your evil necromancers sacrificing people to some Evil God of Death. They are coming for you and your Souls."