The Terror Card: Fear is the Key to Obedience

By Rev. Richard Skaff

Fear is conducive to regressive behaviors by responsible adults, where people become dependent on an illusory parent figure like the government or a corporation per example, in order to protect them from the evildoers.

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The mythical potency of terrorism fear-mongering

Salon
by Glenn Greenwald

02/10/10

That Terrorism fear-mongering has long been a central GOP political tactic is beyond dispute, but its current efficacy is far from clear. Just consider a new Washington Post poll released today. After months of GOP and media pummeling of Obama for being generally ’soft on terror’ and specifically for the crime of using the rule of law against (some) accused Terrorists, Americans (a) approve of Obama’s ‘handling of the threat of terrorism’ by a margin of 56-39 (his highest rating by far on any single issue); (b) approve of Obama’s terrorism polices more so over the past couple of months (since the Christmas Day bomber incident) than they did previously; and (c) trust Obama more than the GOP to handle ‘the threat of terrorism’ by a margin of 47-42 (though that gap has closed modestly in recent months)...

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