posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 03:41 PM
Originally posted by boncho
Originally posted by kat2684
reply to post by boncho
Thanks for clarifying my so called "fear mongering", but, I said nothing to the extent the nuclear power plants will blow up killing millions.
Believing something has a sinister purpose is just my opinion, not fearmongering.
Or a delusion.
If you are doing it willfully, with insight on the matter, it's fearmongering. But of course, if you are ignorant on the matter, there is nothing
wrong with admitting so.
"Fear mongering (or scaremongering or scare tactics) is the use of fear to influence the opinions and actions of others towards some specific end. The
feared object or subject is sometimes exaggerated, and the pattern of fear mongering is usually one of repetition, in order to continuously reinforce
the intended effects of this tactic, sometimes in the form of a vicious circle."
I am very concerned that so many people get accused of "Fear Mongering" just for expressing their views.
What is the agenda for a person who wants to call people names for sharing their thoughts, insights, questions, or concerns on an adult conversation
website? I don't see this listed as the Kiddie section, where we may have to worry about causing a child fear by our responses.
Why is it that so many people want to prohibit other people's responses and thought by call them this name?
I see it over and over.
As far as I can figure the only possible reason would be to stop people from sharing what can be a starting point to their own researching of a
subject and make them feel they should just stick their heads in the sand and not think for themselves.
edit on 7-6-2012 by Char-Lee because: (no reason given)