posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 06:05 AM
How easy it is to convince people to attack Iran
This is also (unless anyone has missed it) a two-way street. The same efforts to swing public opinion in one direction, are being applied from the
opposite side. In short, there can be no doubt that the polarization of this issue works like heck to convince the public that Iran has no ambitions
for building nuclear weaponry and that they would never make good on their threats to perform an act of genocide on Israel.
We are political creatures. Not naturally, mind you, but we do tend to develop tendencies that neglect the point of the learned observer and assume
those of the fully indoctrinated zealot. So, the outcome is quite predictable; there are those who land on one side or the other and swear by blood
that they are right and the guys on the other side are ee-ville incarnate.
Then there is the culture of the popular trend. This says that if a good sum of your peers and friends think a certain way, you should too... not so
much because it is right, but because you want peer acceptance. This pitfall is mostly experienced by the young and naive and that, to be sure, makes
swinging them into one's particular camp a lot easier. The great majority of the young today have little or no understanding of the history of the
region or of the two peoples we today know as Israel and Iran. If they did, they wouldn't be so eager to jump on either side.
Here at ATS, hearts and minds are not changed by denying ignorance so much as they are those politically popular trendy belief systems.
Like I said, two way street.