I was watching the GOP debates and the amount of times, the candidates were talking about keeping America safe was quite prominent for most of the
candidates. Instead of offering a bright vision of the future, they were promising to defend you from nightmare visions of the future. As ideological
politics has waned in the 21st century. Politicians have found a new role for themselves by offering to defend you from apocalyptic visions of the
future. What we are seeing is a rise in the politics of fear. Fear is one of humans basic mechanisms for human compliance. How can politicians keep
us safe. It seems, it's either by more war or restrictions in our freedoms whether that be gun ownership for some or Internet freedoms for others.
Their solutions are always planning to restrict our liberties in one way or another.
Surely it should be the role of politicians to offer us hope of a better tomorrow competing ideas to see who has the best ideological route to that
better tomorrow not promising to keep us safe from a worse tomorrow
I've copied the first episode of the documentary the power of nightmares, that goes into how politics has changed its vision, even going so far as to
create and exaggerate threats to keep their roles as important to our needs. a brief synopsis for those who can't watch
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear is a BBC television documentary series by Adam Curtis. It mainly consists of archive
footage, with Curtis narrating. The series was originally broadcast in the United Kingdom in 2004. It has subsequently been aired in multiple
countries and shown at various film festivals, including the 2005 Cannes Film
They're taking a chapter right out of W. Bush's playbook. Back then it got a lot of people on board to support the Iraq war, why not use the same
game plan to gain votes? After seeing how Trump's message of banning Muslim's from the U.S. gained support, these candidates are now jumping on the
band wagon. Fear is a driving factor that makes people ignore rational thinking.
a reply to: MagnaCarta2015 bitter lake is fascinating about the Quincy agreement and the effect ofAmerica the uk and Saudi
Arabia relationship and what's now going on in Syria. They have helped me understand these conflicts and the intricacies behind them a lot more.
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