Monday, April 28, 2008

Scare Tactics

I really hate any politician (it doesn't matter the party, but the Democrats do it a lot), organization, or ideology that tries to accomplish things by scaring you into going along with them. People listen to things a lot more and are willing to listen to you if you make them believe that the alternative is drastic and scary and my kill you. Here's what I hear when I turn on liberal TV, read a liberal newspaper, or listen to a liberal talk: everything is out to get you, the world is mean and nasty, people hate you for one reason or another, the planet getting a little warmer will cause worldwide destruction, religion makes people hate, everything made by man will cause cancer or impotence, and by the way? You're too fat. That's what I hear. And the subliminal message to all this, the solution if you will, according to the Democrats? More regulation and control of your lives. You aren't smart enough for yourself to decide, so the government is going to do it for you. Let's run down the list. People out to get you translates into: big corporations are out to get you because a 100 million people buy a $1 item and their big profit symbolizes their exploitation of you, even though that good was extremely cheap and affordable for you. The world is mean and nasty translates into we're going to take from rich, successful ambitious people and give stuff to you because you decided welfare, handouts, food stamps, and entitlements are much easier than working or planning financially for yourself! People hate you translates into hey, we want the minority vote so we'll say that racism is rampant in our nation and promise you special benefits to compensate for that, even though that's reverse racism. Everything causes cancer translates into tons of regulations on any chemicals, no matter how unfounded the statistics are or irrational those regulations are. (DDT is extremely effective and cheap way to control mosquitoes, which carry malaria, which kills more people in Africa than AIDS, but DDT is a big no-no according to liberals, because it weakens egg shells). You're too fat translates into we're going to control what you eat and regulate fast food restaurants because you're not responsible enough to look after your own health. Here's a quote for you directly from the press to prove it:
"Fast Food Nation is the kind of book that you hope young people read because it demonstrates far better than any social studies class the need for government regulation, the unchecked power of multinational corporations and the importance of our everyday decisions." - Deirdre Donahue, USA Today
Scare tactics only lead to more messing in your lives, so think twice when a politician or media outlet tries to frighten you into thinking one way or another.

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