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is terrorist a wide title nowadays?

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posted on May, 16 2011 @ 10:44 AM
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listening to ats live and ive noticed it is what all of us do...instill fear in thers so we may survive...were all terrorists?




posted on May, 16 2011 @ 10:53 AM
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"Terrorist" is a word used by the government,especially the CIA, when they want to make a problem disappear without the hassle of due process.

What happens here on ATA is; people read something on some other conspiracy site, who likely got their info from yet another conspiracy site, and with each passing of hands, the stories become embellished by the art of exaggeration, and the next thing you know something that was never really a big deal, is now some sort of new dooms day scenario.

Its ignorance feeding ignorance.
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posted on May, 16 2011 @ 11:00 AM
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The word terrorist is quite old, and by far not a new phenomenom. Post 9/11 it became a blanket term for Islamic fundamentalism attacks, and throughout the years it has morphed into anything anti-state (and soon will continue towards anything anti-corporation). It is a political tool, a code word, used to influence the masses and cause fear. Most of the fear is overblown and used to either distract, weaken, and gain acceptence of atrocities commited by those screaming terrorist towards the other.

Another code word is insurgent. I have a project for you, go to any dictionary and tell me the difference between insurgent and rebel. But before you do, in your own words do you feel the two terms are different in anyway? And if they are what are the feelings that you have for one as opposed to the other? You'll be surprised when you read the definitions. Now ask yourself how one is used by the media and government and ditto with the other.
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posted on May, 16 2011 @ 11:03 AM
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I have been known to terrorize myself.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 11:09 AM
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The words "terrorism" or "terrorist" of today are the equivalent of "communism" or "communist" of the 1950s and 60s. And through the 80s, until communism essentially died out as a global political force.

It's a scare word, to get people to emote and not think.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 11:09 AM
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Oh i know that its the same word. its a synonym.

in·sur·gent/inˈsərjənt/
Adjective: Rising in active revolt: "armed insurgent groups".
Noun: A rebel or revolutionary

reb·el/ˈrebəl/
Noun: A person who rises in armed resistance against an established government or ruler.
Verb: Rise in opposition or armed resistance to an established government or ruler: "the Earl of Pembroke subsequently rebelled against Henry III".



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by Solsthime331
listening to ats live and ive noticed it is what all of us do...instill fear in thers so we may survive...were all terrorists?


If you are fighting for a cause that the true PTB consider noble and worthy, you are a patriot and a freedom fighter, if you are fighting for a cause you believe in yet it contradicts the big brother mindset, your a freakin terrorist. So yes, we are all terrorists to some degree and so is every political system in this world.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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Originally posted by Solsthime331
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Oh i know that its the same word. its a synonym.

in·sur·gent/inˈsərjənt/
Adjective: Rising in active revolt: "armed insurgent groups".
Noun: A rebel or revolutionary

reb·el/ˈrebəl/
Noun: A person who rises in armed resistance against an established government or ruler.
Verb: Rise in opposition or armed resistance to an established government or ruler: "the Earl of Pembroke subsequently rebelled against Henry III".


Would you agree then that how the word(s) is used surpasses it's original definition? When insurgency is used by the media or government it is used in a negative sense and many will confuse it with terrorism. When rebel is used it usually has an attached meaning of "freedom fighter", yet both mean the same thing. It's a way to use language to influence thought patterns of those not aware of their true meanings.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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In 1982 in his movie Brazil, Terry Gilliam posited that the term Terrorism was defined as "Bad Sportsmanship." It is interesting that 29 years later the speech given on that TV set could almost play today, unaltered.
The movie also features highy militarized police, plastic surgery being common, the sacredness
of consumerism, a lost and confused bureaucracy, and state sponsored torture.


David Grouchy









 
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