Is america a nation of terrified people ????

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posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 12:31 AM
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Honestly, America IS a nation of paranoid, scared individuals. Having been inside the US my entire life, born and raised, and having a sister born and raised here as well, with the exception that she has traveled to almost 20 different countries around the entire globe....we both have realized how fearful Americans are.

Honestly, we are almost indoctrinated to be that way. We've been a hardcore police state since 9/11, and even before that we were already so far along in the process towards a police state, that actually becoming one wasn't a surprise.

We are afraid of each other, afraid of our government, afraid of foreigners, and afraid of other Countries. We were taught and indoctrinated to think this way.




posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 12:44 AM
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I don't know where all of this is coming from. I don't live in fear and everyone I know does not live in fear.



posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 02:17 AM
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Originally posted by CJCrawley
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Is this what you are referring to?




A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.


A well regulated militia......it's talking about raising an army from the population to protect the country against foreign aggressors - not for shooting burglars and definitely not for overthrowing your government!

Back in the day (18th century) when your country was very young and didn't have a standing army, the government relied on the people to be armed, so they could be called upon at short notice.

It's not relevant any more.

You've got an army!

Thousands of innocents are slaughtered each year by crooks and deranged individuals.....because it's easy to buy handguns.

Can't you see that it's the easy accessibility to firearms which is at the root of this problem?



The thing people like you seem to ignore is that ALL of the Bill of Rights are INDIVIDUAL rights. This has been confirmed by The Supreme Court many times. All anyone ever needs to do is read the intent of the founding fathers in making sure The Second Amendment would not be INFRINGED. It had NOTHING to do with hunting, or self defense. Criminals do not obey laws, and it is quite naive to think more gun laws will prevent crime. It would only disarm more good guys.



posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 02:23 AM
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I don't understand how wanting to own a gun means you are in fear or something. I know people who like to shoot them as a passtime... I know people who like to collect them and I know people who just want to have the option to own one. That was a pretty winded way to take a jab at guns.

It seems that our mass media even works on you if you believe everyone here in the USA is living in terror.

I do not live in terror, I do not own a gun. However I would like to have the freedom to own one.

During the holidays the whole family gets together roughly 60 of us with varying ages and none of them seem to be affected by any of the things you mentioned. At least I can speak for myself 34, my bro in law in his 40s my father 62 and my grandparents 88, 93... oh and my nephew 6 is not terrified either.. not even from the dark


The ONly reason i even know this is because I spend one on one time with them and we talk about everything. All of them tell me the same thing, that there is always a crisis and they do it to keep ratings and manipulate whatever they want.


I think the media has done a bang up job scaring those who are weak minded and tricking other weak minded people into thinking we are all sitting in our homes with our doors boarded up clutching to our guns.. living in terror.





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posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 02:41 AM
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Originally posted by supermarket2012
Honestly, America IS a nation of paranoid, scared individuals. Having been inside the US my entire life, born and raised, and having a sister born and raised here as well, with the exception that she has traveled to almost 20 different countries around the entire globe....we both have realized how fearful Americans are.

Honestly, we are almost indoctrinated to be that way. We've been a hardcore police state since 9/11, and even before that we were already so far along in the process towards a police state, that actually becoming one wasn't a surprise.

We are afraid of each other, afraid of our government, afraid of foreigners, and afraid of other Countries. We were taught and indoctrinated to think this way.


I don't fear my neighbors or other citizens. Americans are great people. I agree with you in part on the police state mentality we have now, but it's due to our lax immigration laws. Illegal aliens are NOT immigrants! The USA has always welcomed people from every part of the world. What we don't welcome is people who break our laws, or want to change them for their own means.

We have reason to fear our government, because they are making a bigger and bigger mess. We are now at to $17 trillion in debt with no end in site. Our economy, jobs, and money are being destroyed. Endless wars going on, and mismanagement at every level seems to be acceptable to the majority. Anyone responsible for this mess should be fired! Yet these are still the ones getting the biggest rewards while they set us up to do it again.

The U. N. and others would like to make us more like the failing, bankrupt, socialist majority of losers around the world can go screw themselves. We reserve the right to maintain our identity as Americans! We will protect The Constitution of The United States of America, and we DEMAND that our elected leaders do the same.



posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 02:51 AM
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Originally posted by votan
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I do not live in terror, I do not own a gun. However I would like to have the freedom to own one.

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Exactly. The important thing is having the freedom to own one if you so choose. Guns have been around for a very long time, and only now we see this trend of crazy people killing innocent bystanders. We should be asking why we have more idiots on the loose, not trying to restrict rights because someone else abused them.



posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 10:24 AM
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I think that fear is being created through the media to everyone who watches the big corp mainstream news.
In the UK, we arent allowed guns and there is an increase crime rates, and the slogan in the media, is that people who carry knife as a weapon are more likely to be stabbed than those who dont. So we need to look at other ways of protecting ourselves while on the streets. On the news last year, there was campaigns for normal residence to protect their homes, car,, business etc... using CCTV camera because of increase of burglaries. Especially for Asian (Pakistani /Indian) people, who have precious metals and to protect their families. My local CCTV shop, www.tradexuguru.com has told me that ever since the indian student who was stabbed on the streets of Manchester, they have seen an increase of normal concerned parents coming to buy cctv system and wanted the camera everywhere in their house. This is so they can monitor their family and ensure everyone is at home, just because they dont want their kids going out and getting kidnapped/get into fights etc... The days of children going out first thing in the morning and playing on the streets/park is the thing of the past. I agree we are becoming a country of paranoid people.
Sam,



posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 01:11 PM
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The thing people like you seem to ignore is that ALL of the Bill of Rights are INDIVIDUAL rights. This has been confirmed by The Supreme Court many times. All anyone ever needs to do is read the intent of the founding fathers in making sure The Second Amendment would not be INFRINGED. It had NOTHING to do with hunting, or self defense. Criminals do not obey laws, and it is quite naive to think more gun laws will prevent crime. It would only disarm more good guys.


I don't know what most of that means.

It's not about "disarming good guys", just making firearms harder to get hold of, thus reducing shooting fatalities.

You can get a gun anywhere in the world if you're really determined.....even the most anti-gun place you can imagine.

Whatever floats your boat.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 10:42 AM
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[font=Century Gothic]SHHHHH......That's the sound of American's packing their bags (and guns) and moving to peaceful Australia. No worries mate
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posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 11:18 PM
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America is becoming a "Fear Based Economy". So many advertisements on TV and radio are trying to scare people into buying their products.

They are so prevalent on both media that it must be working, because so many completely different industries use the technique. And these scare tactics are unique to the US.

Companies are making money by scaring the crap out of Americans.



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