The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. -Steve Biko, anti-apartheid activist (18 Dec 1946-1977)
I read somewhere in the last few days that the fear of terrorism makes Liberals think more like Conservatives, causing them to tribal up and get more bigotty about "others".
Even though terrorism is a tiny threat
to our country, it is becoming the primary issue of the campaign, which will serve the clowns on the GOP bus quite well.
It is very telling that they don't have any other campaign issues (and never have). And fear, as we all know, only helps the oppressor. There is nothing in their platform other than making the rich richer and keeping everyone else part of the enslaved many.
Using social issues which are ridiculous at their root as wedges, and preying on the collective hysteria that surges every time some sicko with a gun starts shooting.
Fear lends itself to images much more than logic and reason ever will.