Monday, May 21, 2007

Fear Based Solutions

Digby has a very worth a read piece on the right wing fear mongering and how it has actually helped the enemy. Something many of us have been pointing out for some time now.
Here's his summary but read the whole thing here.

Basing your decisions upon your stated enemy's threats and taunts and holding fast so they can't yell "psych!" is not a foreign policy --- it's a WWF advertising campaign. It isn't real and it doesn't address any real problem. The US is the most powerful country on earth and the Islamoboogeymen are not going to take over our government and make us all wear burkas and pray to mecca. Really. Sophisticated thinkers would find solutions to the real problems of islamic fundamentalism and energy dependence and Israel and all the rest rather than launch invasions as PR exercises, but this is what we are dealing with. Marketing is the only thing the Mayberry Machiavellis know. This isn't some scripted TV "throw-down." It's a serious and complicated challenge and we desperately need to get some people in power who don't depend on "Jack Baur" for their policy prescriptions. Every single day these jokers continue with their little playground game, they make things worse.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI Ron
Comments were made re: some of your other posts during the almost 2 weeks you were hanging out with the other side.

2:45 AM, May 21, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of fear and guilt and such
Wingnut religion + unstable people=
THIS.

Larry in New Mexico

4:03 PM, May 21, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, the man mentioned in the story above has a myspace site where he writes about how people should be real, not liars or morons and the Devil's Hell.

More in keeping with the political Fear Based Solutions is this about the well raised son whose mother broadcasts on "Family Values Talk Radio".

Larry in New Mexico

4:33 PM, May 21, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One wonders why all the folks who preach about family values are so freaked out over anything that has anything to do with someone's sex life, yet rotten business ethics are perfectly OK. Also, how in the world did PEACE become UNChristian if Jesus is the Prince of Peace? I tend to overuse the word evangelical, myself, while criticizing only the fanatics who are such dumb sheep that they believe Duhbya is a saint and Delay is a good Christian just cuz he claims to be. Jimmy Carter, an evangelical, is the best well known example of a Christian politician in this country and he is NOTHING like any of these so called Christians who are anything but. Yet, they are so happy to put him down. Well, hey, he may not have been one of our best Presidents but at least he was actually elected President which is more than can be said for Duhbya and his VP (vile pig).
Libby

10:48 PM, May 21, 2007  

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