Right Wing Scare Tactics Avoid What Should Be Scaring People

The major assault of right wing campaigning as the election nears, among both politicians running for office and their media overlords, has been outrageous, deceitful scare tactics, designed to frighten voters into supporting outlandish positions. The two primary areas of such campaigning has been in lying about ebola and lying about a non-existent terror threat to this country from ISIS. What is worse is that there is a real threat to the health and well-being of every single person on American soil, and they either ignore that threat, or, with even more enthusiasm and vigor, support the mechanism and proliferation of the threat.

Politicians and media have been successful in spreading lies and hysteria about ebola, as is exemplified by New Hampshire’s gop candidate for the US Senate, Scott Brown, who has stated in his appearances the lie that ebola can be spread without direct contact, which has

repeatedly and loudly been declared totally untrue by the medical community, and similar lies about how the disease is spread have been similarly and quickly denied by CDC, NIH and hospital spokespersons. Candidates such as Tom Tilles, gop US Senate candidate in North Carolina, have lied about the US-Mexican border as being points of entry for the disease. Calls from media pundits and politicians alike to prohibit travel from West African countries where the disease is present are similarly ludicrous, as that would only result in travelers taking circuitous routes and lying about where they have been, causing a more serious threat
of the disease spreading.

The same groups have now spent months lying about an imagined threat to the US from ISIS. These people may be tearing up political boundaries in the middle east, and they may be using terror methods that are commonplace in their part of the world, such as beheadings, but that is there and not here, and it will not be brought here. Despite the outrageous lies of the likes of Duncan Hunter, gop Congressman from California, the border patrol has NOT apprehended ISIS terrorists on this side of the US-Mexican borders, and ISIS members are not conspiring with Mexican drug lords to live up their million-dollar profits for a life to terrorist activities.

No, these people use fallacious, made-up scare stories for campaigning, while the REAL scare that all Americans should be in fear of, but which in not on any gop agenda, anywhere, is the clear and present and everyday reality of guns.

Yesterday, a 14-year-old boy, upset because the love of his life would not go on a date with him, took a gun to school in Marysville, WA, and shot and killed her, shot three others, and then shot and killed himself. Yesterday, in Gary, IN, a man came home to find that he house had been burglarized, and when a 13-year-old neighbor boy laughed at him when he became hysterical over the event, he took out a hand gun, and shot the boy nine times, killing him. The Chicago Tribune reported this morning that over the previous day, eight people were shot in Chicago, two of them fatally. Last night, authorities apprehended a suspect in the fatal shootings of two Northern California Sheriff’s Deputies.

This is just a sampling in one day, in 21st century America, where you have a republican Senatorial candidate boasting how, if "the government" does not respect her rights, she'll take out her Smith & Wesson and shoot. One month ago, a new FBI study was released that showed an major increase in what they term "Active Shooter Incidents". An "Active Shooter Incidents" is defined as "individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in populated areas (excluding shootings related to gang or drug violence)", and the study, covering the years of 2000 through 2013 found that during that period, the number of such incidents across the country increased from 6.4 per
year to the current rate of 16.4 per year.

Incidents of young kids shooting others, usually a younger sibling, seem to occur on a weekly basis, such as, over the past few months, the 12-year-old boy in Queens who shot his 14-year-old sister, the 5-year-old boy in Kentucky who shot and killed his 2-year-old sister, the 2-year-old boy in Philadelphia who shot and killed his 11-year-old sister, the 3-year-old girl in Utah who shot and killed her 2-year-old brother, the 13-year-old boy in Memphis who shot his 10-year-old sister, to name only a small sampling.

And yet, politicians pass “Guns Everywhere” legislation, and decry every little effort to roll back the on-going and ever-increasing spread of firearms.

You don’t have to make up phony scary stories when the real one is right in front of your face.

About theHoundDawg

For many years as a lawyer, I saw much of the good and bad of society, and did what I could to right many wrongs. The lack of understanding of what is good and bad, right and wrong, just and unjust, as evidenced by such events as the election of King W as president, (who as such far surpassed the evil of richard nixon but not quite that of ronald reagan) lead me in a new direction, to spend my time trying to understand what is happening to our society, to try as best I can to spread my insights to others, and along the way to maybe even eke out a living through the internet.
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One Response to Right Wing Scare Tactics Avoid What Should Be Scaring People

  1. Joey says:

    ” non-existent terror threat to this country from ISIS.”

    Sure about that?

    Seems our government doesn’t think so. Shouldn’t you be chastising our Dept. of Homeland Security and not just those wacko right wingers. Someone is right and someone is wrong. Maybe it’s better to be prepared, and not have to fight, than to not prepare and get caught with our pants down.

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