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Fri Jul 22, 2016, 09:32 PM

They can't get us all.

I'm not frightened by the terrorist attacks at all. I'm not even all that angry. There are 7.4 billion people on earth. The terrorists kill maybe a couple thousand a year. Godawful amounts of heartbreak and tragedy are happening every day. The actual terrorist affect on humanity is minuscule.

When I hear of a terrorist attack, I just think systematically about the terrorists. Drone the leaders, take away all of their money, stop making more terrorists. I don't have a big rage fit or panic attack.

It really is like Franklin Roosevelt said. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. These puny terrorist groups can't get us all. They can't even get a fraction of a fingernail of the world's population. They are nothing.

But their impact on us is magnified by Republicans. Imagine if Republican George W. Bush never occupied the White House. Osama Bin Laden's 9/11 success would have been his last success. Everything would have been downhill for him after that. But under Republican George W. Bush, Bin Laden was able to create damage to the West beyond his wildest hopes. In lives, in treasure, and in psychological damage, Republican George W. Bush magnified Bin Laden's success a thousand fold.

Look at us now. We're still scared of our shadow thanks to Republicans. Angry, scared, throwing away our money, lives, peace of mind, and character...that defeat of America is the win the Republicans hand the terrorists every day.

Republicans must all be voted out of every office in every election. The terrorists can't get us all, but a complete dipshit like Trump riding the emotional wave of a bunch of yahoos and hyenas can get us bad. It is already starting to get us. How many more times are we going to let the terrorists bee sting us and the Republicans stampede us off of the nearest cliff?

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Reply They can't get us all. (Original post)
swifty Jul 2016 OP
Da Mannn Jul 2016 #1
Jack Burton Jul 2016 #14
Banshee 3 Actual Jul 2016 #2
swifty Jul 2016 #15
Banshee 3 Actual Jul 2016 #16
specs Jul 2016 #3
quad489 Jul 2016 #4
Pug-ly Jul 2016 #5
Tolk Jul 2016 #6
Da Mannn Jul 2016 #7
Tolk Jul 2016 #8
swifty Jul 2016 #18
Tolk Jul 2016 #20
bpilgrim Jul 2016 #9
swifty Jul 2016 #10
Paradigm Jul 2016 #11
Pug-ly Jul 2016 #12
The Big Red Machine Jul 2016 #13
saspamco Jul 2016 #17
Badsamm Jul 2016 #19

Response to swifty (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 09:35 PM

1. Liberal solution: Do nothing. Accept the killings as part of life

This is why Trump will win. People cannot trust liberals to defend them.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 07:34 AM

14. If only the liberal solution was to do nothing.

Rather the liberal solution is appeasement, surrender, and doing everything they can to destroy the country as founded.

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 09:36 PM

2. Turpentine is NOT a Beverage....

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 08:06 AM

15. Hope you didn't find that out the hard way.

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Response to swifty (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 08:10 AM

16. I did, I read your post which was fueled by it obviously

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 09:44 PM

3. Do not worry, you might not want to defend your life, but others will rise to the task

You are welcome.

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 09:45 PM

4. "Republicans must all be voted out of every office in every election"...LOL!!!

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 09:49 PM

5. Right on. The last line is precise, clear, and perfectly illustrative. Rec, nt.

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 10:20 PM

6. So...

The whole gun grabbing thing is going to be dropped now?
Now that the left is fearless and all.

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Response to Tolk (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 10:21 PM

7. +100. This is very well said. You called it.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 10:36 PM

8. Hehe

That occurred to me this morning when I started hearing from the left about how safe and secure we all are.
They took the winds out of their own sails.

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Response to Tolk (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 09:05 AM

18. An interesting parallel you have drawn there.

Nothing to fear from terrorists...nothing to fear from assault weapon polluters.

Liberals don't fear terrorists, they reject them. They don't fear assault weapon polluters, they reject them.

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Response to swifty (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 09:15 AM

20. So guns cause pollution?

That's an interesting twist. .
So why are we providing guns to every terrorist army in the world and demanding that honest American citizens give up their's?

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 10:46 PM

9. FDR Said that in his first inaugural address, not Winston...

 

But I agree with your sentiments that FUD is being used as a tool to manipulate ALL of us... and when you think about how effective it is, especially in comparison to the actual threat, it is surreal.

existential threat to western civilization, my american ass!

WWII merited that kind of concern, the cold war, but a terrorist occasionally popping off somewhere is no where near that kind of threat.

our leaders have created a kind of cartoon world that we all live in now, and that is why we get stuck with folks like trump... where a cartoon caricature of a strong leader may actually become our leader.

we are in a world of hurt right now, and the blame lies squarely with our leaders both business and political.

the question is... how do we escape/correct this FUD, and cartoon world view, now that it is everywhere?

Here is an example of a real existential threat inflicted on a nation by empires...

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Response to bpilgrim (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 10:55 PM

10. I stand corrected. Thanks.

Fixed it.

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 05:01 AM

11. We need someone to kill. It might as well be 3rf world muslim islam scumbags.

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Response to Paradigm (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 06:07 AM

12. It's the 'pro-life' party. Derp.

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 07:21 AM

13. The Republicans are scared. They paint such scary pictures. They cry for law and order.

 

When, in reality, Earth is about as civilized as it's ever been.

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 08:25 AM

17. Right-wing domestic terrorists are a lot more of a threat than ISIS.

And the Trump candidacy has only increased the danger of such home-grown racist/nativist groups.

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Response to swifty (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 09:09 AM

19. I'm not scared. My government is another story

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