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Originally posted by Pegasus2000
To Me there is a difference. Fear Mongers are uneducated in what they are preaching about, While Conspiracy Theorists, some anyway are looking for facts that have been covered up, Swept under the rug so to speak.
Originally posted by Sinny
Tell you what is annoying, I checked into the Secret Society forum today, to have a *real* good look around...
You literally get *jumped* on by a whole gang of members in there, like your a leg of lamb and they're rabid dogs.
My next step is assessing other forums to see if the trend continues..
In regard to fear mongering, have you seen the thread on the news feed board that's entitled "Attention ATS, this is important" and the simple message relayed is... "We're all screwed!"
Like LOL, really, its gained 10 flags thus far!!
edit on 2-9-2012 by Sinny because: (no reason given)
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 love how this guy explains people using the 'Fear-Monger' label as an easy way out of a real debate about an issue of which you have no knowledge.
Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
The fear mongers are the liberal politicians who cry racist at everything that isn't liberal.
As well as the other politicians who support Obamney.
Originally posted by boncho
Alex Jones is an example of a fear mongering imbecile. He can be talking about isolated events of corruption but will quickly say "they" are our to get you or "they" want to take ______ away from you. Implying that everyone in government is complicit in all its actions.
That is an example of, as every case is different and "they", "them" and other generic lumping in of different peoples creates a boogeyman in the back of people's minds.
JBurns: You sent them to "Freedom Radio." They are fear mongers, exactly like Alex Jones. [edit on 12/17/2008 by JBurns]
Jinni: I thought the US government were fear mongers - WMD weapons in Iraq!? The truth is VERY ugly and people shouldn't 'fear' seeking the truth.