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Originally posted by MOOR45
Psychological Effects of Terror Warnings.
When the villagers saw no wolf they sternly said, "Save your frightened song for when there is really something wrong! Don't cry 'wolf' when there is NO wolf!"
Originally posted by PsiEye
I am getting immune to the stupid 'warnings' now. Before they were very unnerving - but with each warning before each holiday... it's getting ridiculous! They (politicians and media) keep scaring the beegeezus out of us and then ... what? NUTTIN' HONEY!
Frankly, my feeling is now... if the terrorists are determined to 'get us' then they are going to do so. I'm tired of worrying about it.
If I croak, I croak.
Originally posted by koji_K
I can't possibly imagine any country with a chronic terror problem institute the kind of 'alert level' system we have today. I lived in London during the 80's and the city was used to terror, and the British people would have laughed if the government tried to institute such a cartoonish idea. The idiocy behind it is astounding. People should just exercise common sense and be alert at all times. But, aside from that... the US media generally oversensationalizes, having to cater to an incredibly apathetic and jaded viewing audience. I'm not saying that's everybody in America, but it's a large part of the viewing public. I think the fearmongering is more profit oriented than political. I expect it to continue regardless of whether it is Bush or Kerry in the White House next year.
[edit on 13-7-2004 by koji_K]
Originally posted by Aquarian1
I do not agree with these terror warnings.
Most of these terror warnings are based on speculation, and have no foundation of credibility. Our intelligence, the CIA, has failed miserably in the so called "security of the nation". Who is to say that they do not fail in telling us that a terrorist attack will occur?
We have to address the consequences of these "terror elevation warnings", because society's mental health is at risk. We are basically living in fear, anxiety, stress, and paranoia. Studies indicate that this wholesomely affects a range of social aspects such as the individual, family, and the community. This is something that is also being addressed relative to the public and psychological health. Chronically elevated levels of stress threaten the immune system and can give rise to disruptive social, economic, and political choices------all the elites, lol
The media is filled with misinformation, and we are buying into it.
It is constantly;
"Well, a terrorist attack might occur this summer folks..
"Do you think a terrorist attacks might happen before or after elections? We'll tell you tonight on NBC 6 news..."
"Russia has established a terrorist threat warning about an attack that may occur in the US.."
We are constantly "at the edge" in respect to these so called "terrorist threats"...
I say we are mentally and emotionally affected by these terrorist threat levels..