Terrorism by definition is the use of fear to achieve political goals. Although it’s done (as we see it) by mostly radicalized extremists for political purposes, it’s also done by the media and political candidates (in milder forms albeit), to procure and retain viewers and voters. It’s used to be done out of desperation. Now it’s done out of necessity.
Those committing acts of terrorism do it because they see no other alternatives for resolution of their differences.Their only goal is to instill fear in as many people as they can, to achieve their goals. I remember bullies in school when I was a kid who acted in exactly the same way. If anyone ever responded to their threats, they knew immediately that they had control over that person. They knew also that they had absolutely no control over anyone who didn’t react to their threats. If they never showed that they feared him, his threats were groundless. The best way to deal with bullies was always to ignore them. If no one paid attention to them, they lost their power.
The best way to fight terrorism is to ignore it and not yield to it. If you don’t fear it, it loses its value. When you show fear to terrorists, you validate their actions. That is aiding and abetting, in my opinion, and it’s done by every news agency when they broadcast the story. They have to. They do it under the guise, “the public has a right to know” and they do it for ratings. They have to create fear to keep their viewer tuned in. How else are they going to keep their viewer? It’s also done by political pundits, and even worse, candidates for President. This action, in itself, is aiding and abetting the terrorists by showing them that their actions are working to create fear.
Remember what FDR said in his inauguration speech, “Fear is the only thing we have to fear.” What he said is truer today than it ever was during the depression. Today, it’s threats to our lives. Then, it was threats to our money. But the basic premise of his speech applies today if not more than it did, then, fear is the only thing we have to fear.
Yet, I see one political party stuck in fear. They’re stuck in fear as though that’s all they have to cling to. Their platform is based on fear….fear of what’s happened in the past. Those who live in the past are more often than not, blind to the future, because of their clinging fears of the past. I wonder if consideration of events like those of today, were considered at all when making choices in past diplomacy with the nations of the regions where terrorism exists? I also wonder how much the military industrial complex has to do with it? After all, it’s only in their best interest that the military stay engaged, to combat the threat.
I can see where the military industrial complex would and could influence past diplomacy to influence today’s terrorism. Kind of like the food industrial complex controlling the grain industry to control the behavior of everyone they can sell their food to. The problem with their food is that it’s addictive. Terrorism isn’t addictive. Fear can be conquered, and conquered rather easily. You just don’t fall for it. Just ignore it. Treat it as though it’s of no consequence. Then, it loses its power. This makes me wonder why the Republican Party likes to use fear, so much, for a motivating factor.
I can’t help but think that prior influence in the Republican party in years past, has fostered the climate of today’s turmoil. I see the desire to control the population through conservative media as bringing about the current state of Republican Party. People are backing an opportunist, neither republican nor democrat, but a mere opportunist. Evidenced by his donation to both parties that were made as a businessman. He’s a businessman. All businessmen have respectable qualities, but their education doesn’t exactly entail matters of national security matters, or matters of state.
The reason people want to see this man in charge is that no one controls him. But that’s also his problem, no one influences him. That’s what also makes him dangerous. His education does not lie in matters of state or national security. If they did, his outlook on foreign trade would be different. He’s a salesman and a damn good one. To be able to sell yourself as the best choice for leader of the free world, when you have little experience in not more than negotiation, is the best sales job ever done on a mass of people.
I see the Republican base looking at someone who used to be a Democrat, acting as a Republican now. He still has to think as he did in the past when he was a Democrat and donated money toward their causes. Or does this must mean that Donald changes color when convenient like a chameleon, never true to anything he says or implies. That makes sense. It’s all for the show! Now, it’s the Steve Bannon show and it’s driving a climate of fear…which ultimately drives the hate and anger, then the violence. I see only fear and the consequences of it, the hate, antagonism, and violence. This is exactly how evil works. Can someone tell me what it’s doing trying to run our country? Donald Puts the I in run, as far as our government is concerned.
I wish this meant that the Republican base is less right-wing than it was before, but unfortunately, I can’t see it as that? I see this as a shift back from the far right .wing Tea Partyists. They’ve just proven to be too polarizing. I see a party controlled by fear. I see a party who uses fear to sell their politics.
What concerns me more is while both parties worry about the deaths from terrorism, prescription drug abuse, and heroin, they’ve become complacent in their acceptance of the deaths from sugar addiction and the disease it brings, such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Simply because of their own addiction to this substance, we’ll continue to experience these diseases and deaths for a long time to come. The world needs to recognize the value of the ketogenic diet to put an end to these diseases. I’ll let you read more about that at Save Your Dignity. You can find your cure here!