Skip to main content

View Diary: The thing about terrorism (157 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I don't think they like it as much as... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    AuroraDawn

    they are obsessed with it.  Fear manifests itself in so many ways that it can overwhelm some people's thought process.

    It can snowball and sometimes even become self fulfilling prophecies.

    Media and politicians and corporations love fear.  Fear sells much more than sex.  Fear will cause people to stock up on guns and bullets, duct tape, insurance, etc.  

    Fear also allows people to sacrifice their own self interest for perceived self preservation.  It will allow politicians to promote legislation that was unthinkable just a few days before.  Fear is the greatest motivator.

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:53:10 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (141)
  • Community (60)
  • Baltimore (45)
  • Bernie Sanders (36)
  • Civil Rights (35)
  • Culture (27)
  • Elections (21)
  • Freddie Gray (21)
  • Law (20)
  • Economy (20)
  • Racism (20)
  • Education (20)
  • Hillary Clinton (19)
  • Labor (18)
  • Rescued (18)
  • Media (16)
  • Politics (16)
  • Environment (15)
  • 2016 (15)
  • Texas (15)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site