posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 04:24 PM
originally posted by: amazing
a reply to: Grambler
Now back to Fear itself. News pundits and politicians peddle fear. Hillary sells fear, Trump sells fear. But is it fear to say, be prepared? Or is
that just common sense? I put four new tires on my truck last month. They were getting kinda bald but not quite there yet...so was that Fear or was
it common sense?
You may say that's fear but, even if it is, it's not Fear Peddling like out politicians do.
I am glad to see you say both sides peddle fear. That is one of the big pints I was trying to get across. It just aggravates me to see people on the
left claim only Trump uses fear.
As far as politicians peddling different fear, I agree with that, but all of them do it, even Bernie. Lets look at specifically what Trump said
though. Terrorism, which you have already said you think is over selling fear so I won't touch it. How about racial tensions? Is is spreading fear
to point out this seems like a serious problem. Or how about veterans health or the economy. Both of these issues seem like real things. but the
Hillary people just shout that talking about them is fear mongering.
Its like the tires on your truck, we can see they are going bald, and so we need to fix them. If looking for bald tires or pointing them out is
frowned upon as fear mongering, how would you ever replace them?
Now, lets get back to Love...and it doesn't have to be love, but empathy, compassion and helping people is the key. Doing the right thing. We
all know what doing the right thing is. Usually it's action of some sort.
But that still doesn't solve everything. Sometimes action or doing the right thing isn't a form of compassion. Sometimes doing the right thing means
going to war against a dictator, or killing terrorists that want to kill us, or jailing law breakers. Just saying love conquers all is a garbage
platitude that stops real action. There is no problem with acting with compassion whenever possible, but to assume that solves everything is
Fear is the escalation of the feeling of helplessness. What gets rid of helplessness? Usually it's some action. Learning a skill, making
some connections, putting a new lock on your door, buying a dog, working out, eating healthy, forming a neighborhood watch, going down to the police
station to file a complaint, voting your conscience, Putting out a hundred job applications in one day, creating a resume, researching government
programs, starting a side business, reading some books, growing your own garden, buying a bug out bag, learning to shoot, learning JiuJitsu, Taking
some online classes,
Exactly!! This is my point! We need to first be able to identify problems to be able to take steps to stop him. Yet the Hillary people say the mere
act of identifying problems is fear mongering. As I showed in the OP, this basically amounts to any criticism of her or Obama's platform is fear
mongering, but when they mention problems like climate change or guns, that is legitimate.
Also note that some of the solutions you provide would not be considered love; putting up a lock and learning self defense for example are based of
wanting to protect oneself against attackers. Love won't keep a burglar out of your house.