Monday, June 12, 2006

NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR...


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To make this world a better place, we must start to control our fears... especially unfounded FEAR!

The American Heritage Dictionary's defines fear as thus: fear n.
1.a.
A feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger. b. A state or
condition marked by this feeling: living in fear.
- A feeling of disquiet or apprehension: a fear of looking foolish. - A reason for dread or apprehension: Being alone is my greatest fear.

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What a powerful emotion FEAR is... An intense mental state that those who's only desire is for power, wealth and domination over others have used and abused. FEAR!

Imagine, for an instant, what would happen if baseless fear was eradicated from our Collective Psyche ...

Politicians could no longer use it to win elections. thinkingblue

Conservatives use fear to keep the populace complacent and submissive so they can stay in power. from: Bush Fear Aaron Swartz: The Weblog (Spreading Lies: How Think Tanks Ignore the Facts)

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Presidents could no longer use fear to drive their passions for WAR! thinkingblue
Throughout his war speeches, Bush has shown that he is very aware of the power of fear in motivating people. A brief look at his speeches shows a repetitious use of words such as "terror," "mass destruction," "immense risks" and "threat." In his 2003 State of the Union address, Bush said, "ImagineA Warmonger Educates A Peacenik click here those 19 hijackers with other weapons, and other plans - this time armed by Saddam Hussein. It would take just one vial, one canister, one crate slipped into this country to bring a day of horror like none we have ever known." from: Bush uses fear language to gain support And of course there is now voluminous evidence that the powerful clique inside the administration that had been agitating for war against Iraq since before the inauguration immediately seized upon the tragedy of 9-11 as a terrific opportunity to accomplish what they had not been able to do beforehand:invade a country that had not attacked us and didn't threaten us. - Al Gore

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Marketers would no longer be able to frighten consumers by bending and misleading their products effectiveness. Like: YOU MUST BUY THIS CAR TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE or IF YOU DON'T USE THIS PRODUCT YOU WILL SPREAD GERMS ALL OVER YOUR HOUSE. thinkingblue

Fear: Emotion used to persuade people to buy. For example by describing for the prospects what horror scenarios might appear if this particular product is not used. Many times this technique is used in combination with the "knock-off" technique, which means bad-mouthing competition. from: "One Secret Trick That Will Separate You From Your Competitors and Dramatically Increase Your Profits"
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CLICK HERE TO GO TO ALL HAT AND NO CATTLEReligious preachers could not keep their flock from questioning their word, without FEAR; And with the absence of this instrument they have always used to persuade followers to give up their possessions so readily, would make revenue slip away and power with it. thinkingblue

I think fundamentalism and extremism, whether Christian, Muslim or Jewish, is about power, control and money. They use fear to intimidate and control good-hearted, Godly people. They have warped the message of love & mercy that Jesus died to deliver. And they are doing it for their personal gain and to retain their power. I believe Robertson and Falwell make God sick when they take His name in vain so publicly.from:Is God's Wrath Burning Oklahoma & Texas?

During a discussion about whether this crisis might bring revival to America, Jerry Falwell said God may have allowed what the nation deserved because of moral decay and said Americans should have an attitude of repentance before God and asking for God's protection. He specifically listed the ACLU, abortionists, feminists, gays, and the People For the American way as sharing in the blame. Pat Robertson responded with agreement.from: TruthOrFiction.com

And, Book Publishers and Authors could no long sell fear through the written word! thinkingblue

Ann Coulter, who wrote in a syndicated column on September 12 that in responding to terrorists "we should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity."

The column outraged the public, but conservatives, including National Review editor Richard Lowry, ascribed Coulter's column to grief over the loss of a friend in the attacks. But the following week, Coulter was at it again: "Congress could pass a law tomorrow requiring that all aliens from Arabic countries leave.... from: washington monthly

And more recently:" These self-obsessed women seem genuinely unaware that 9-11 was an attack on our nation and acted like as if the terrorist attack only happened to them. They believe the entire country was required to marinate in their exquisite personal agony. Apparently, denouncing bush was part of the closure process."

AND THE BIGGIE HATE QUOTE OF ALL TIME! thinkingblue
"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by griefparrazies.
I have never seen people enjoying their husband’s death so much." - ann coulter from:
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Let's believe her. When she says she's a patriotic American and that she typifies patriotic Americans, let's agee that she does. American history is filled with people who have used hateful words to enrich themselves and to destroy others who were quite often weaker or more vulnerable than themselves. On every middle school playground in America, right now, some bully is tormenting some other, weaker child out of the sight of the adults, and some of the other children are egging him on, and still other children are watching from the sidelines. It's as American as apple pie. As she demonstrates with the filth she spews out of her mouth and her pen, Americans aren't nice or decent people, and conservative, overtly patriotic Americans are even less decent and less nice. They do harm, and they like to do harm, just as she likes to do harm, and they even expect to profit from the harm they do. At the very least, they expect to get a laugh. That's been her defense all along--she's just making jokes and liberals don't get the jokes. But there are other motivations: Maybe her real motivation is making a buck, and obviously, making a hateful buck is easy, because it's the all-American thing to do--look at Father Coughlin or Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson. The number of bucks she's making is an index of how hate-filled and indecent Americans are--not fake Americans, but real Americans. If real Amerrtican didn't have her on their shows and buy her books, then they would have nothing to be ashamed of, but they do, and they have. - Jane Smiley
from:
All-American Hate Speech

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Pharmaceutical firms would not be able to use fear to line their pockets and keep stockholders happy. thinkingblue

It (the neoconservative clique inside the administration) uses fear of the problems of old age to contrive an illusory drug bill that essential transfers billions from the people to the pockets of vast pharmaceutical interests.
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Al Gore's speech Transcript: Fear: Its Political Uses and Abuses Click here to view a webcast of this speech


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NEWSPAPERS WOULD GO UNREAD AND UNSOLD... TV STATIONS WOULD LOSE VIEWERS WITHOUT SUCH SOUND BITES AS... thinkingblue

While driving home (from work) you tune into the local news radio station to get the traffic report. The reporter’s voice is droning on about the latest attack by a group of criminals staging “home invasion” robberies in your city. Earlier today they killed a woman. A companion story covers a list of preventative actions suggested by local police to help protect yourself and your family. from: Media Fear Mongers Among Us Always Cry Wolf

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THE SADDEST FEAR CAMPAIGN EVENT OF MODERN TIMES

If, Hitler did not have this emotional weapon at his disposal the HOLOCAUST may not have happened.CLICK TO GO TO PICTURE SITE

Hitler used fear like no other...thinkingblue
The storm troopers also carried out terrible acts of violence against socialists and communists. In one incident in Silesia, a young member of the KPD had his eyes poked out with a billiard cue and was then stabbed to death in front of his mother. Four members of the SA were convicted of the rime. Many people were shocked when Hitler sent a letter of support for the four men and promised to do what he could to get them released.
Incidents such as these worried many Germans, and in the elections that took place in November 1932 the support for the Nazi Party fell. The German Communist Party made substantial gains in the election winning 100 seats. Hitler used this to create a sense of panic by claiming that German was on the verge of a Bolshevik Revolution and only the NSDAP could prevent this happening.

A group of prominent industrialists who feared such a revolution sent a petition to Paul von Hindenburg asking for Hitler to become Chancellor. Hindenburg reluctantly agreed to their request and at the age of forty-three, Hitler became the new Chancellor of Germany.

Although Hitler had the support of certain sections of the German population he never gained an elected majority. The best the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) could do in a election was 37.3 per cent of the vote they gained in July 1932. When Hitler became chancellor in January 1933, the Nazis only had a third of the seats in the Reichstag.

Soon after Hitler became chancellor he announced new elections. Hermann Goering called a meeting of important industrialists where he told them that the 1933 General Election could be the last in Germany for a very long time. Goering added that the NSDAP would need a considerable amount of of money to ensure victory. Those present responded by donating 3 million Reichmarks. As Joseph Goebbels wrote in his diary after the meeting: "Radio and press are at our disposal. Even money is not lacking this time." from:http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/GERhitler.htm

He also used fear in his plans to invade other countries:thinkingblue

Hitler's psychological artillery was composed primarily of the weapon of fear. He had, for example, a network of fifth columnists whose main job was to sow rumors and suspicions among the citizens of the countries against which he eventually planned to fight. The people were upset not only by the spy system itself, but by the very rumor of spies. These fifth columnists spread slogans of defeat and political confusion: "Why should France die for England?" Fear began to direct people's actions. Instead of facing the real threat of German invasion, instead of preparing for it, all of Europe shuddered at spy stories, discussed irrelevant problems, argued endlessly about scapegoats and minorities. Thus Hitler used the rampant, vague fears to becloud the real issues, and by attacking his enemies' will to fight, weakened them. from: THE RAPE OF THE MIND

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And last but certainly not least, if terrorist groups could not use fear... they wouldn't have martyrs, train and die for them. But my question is, how do they eradicate the fear of death in the people they recruit to blow themselves up? Why do people want to commit suicide for a cause?thinkingblue


Motivation of the Islamic Terrorists

Ever since 9/11/01, Americans have been mystified by the motivation of the terrorists of that day. Actually, for many years, Israel has faced regular incidents with terrorists with the same motivation. It is hoped that this essay will help clarify some issues.

Those 19 Muslims of 9/11 are nearly always referred to as "suicide bombers" as are all of them in Israeli incidents. That certainly is the reality of the situation, but it is quite different from what they perceive it to be.

Yes, to some extent, there were political motivations, and the desire to please their leader, and the responsibility to follow orders. But a much higher motivation exists within extremist Islamic terrorists, a religious motivation. Since around 1970, a small but growing group of aberrant Muslims have been teaching a VERY improper understanding of their religious Koran. Since Muslims all believe that the Koran is the very words of God (Allah) Himself, when they are taught bizarre interpretations of the meaning of some sections of it, they come to truly believe that they are REQUIRED to do terrorist acts, against Israel (their "enemy") and the United States (Israel's friend, so their perceived "enemy"). On top of this believed requirement for
such acts is the bonus of believing that, having done it (in a specific way),
they will immediately go to Paradise (Heaven).

First of all, the Muslim Koran is much more similar to the Christian Bible than most people realize. Specifically, it VERY clearly states that suicide, under ANY conditions, is banned and a terrible sin. An example is in Sura 3, Imram's Family (3.139), "It is not for any soul to die, save by God's permission written down for an appointed time."

Therefore, from those terrorists' viewpoints, they are DEFINITELY not committing suicide!

It is necessary to now look at a small portion of their Holy Book, the Koran (Qur'an). In Sura (Chapter) 47, paragraph 4 and 5 are:

And when ye meet those who misbelieve - then striking off heads until ye have massacred them, and bind fast the bonds!

Then either a free grant (of liberty) or a ransom until the war shall
have laid down its burdens. That! - but if God please He would conquer them - but (it is) that He may try some of you by the others. And those who are slain in God's cause, their works shall not go wrong; He will guide them and set right their mind; and will make them enter into Paradise which He has told them of. These two paragraphs seem to be the source of the problem. (Actually, there are some similar passages in the Koran, such as Suras 2.159 and 3.169 which indicate that those holy warriors who died fighting in God's cause are alive and in His Presence now.)

The many thousands of words in the rest of the Koran are generally very
peace-filled, probably far more so than the extensive violence in the Old
Testament of the Bible. Muhammad virtually always taught his followers to be
peaceful (except when either threatened or attacked, or when the "Taurah" [the
first five Books of the Bible] were un-believed or mis-believed) (particularly
in Suras that were composed when he was still in Mecca). Nearly all Muslims
properly understand that and are extremely peaceful people, with impressive
behavior and sound morals and ethics.

The context of the Koran makes clear that Muhammad expressed these specific
comments in reference to defending "the Book" (actually meaning the first five
Books of the Jewish Bible, what we call the Torah or Pentateuch, beginning
with Genesis) from un-believers. He was explaining the importance of the Faith
and that it deserved the maximum defense that could be provided for it. This
essay was first placed on the Internet in January 2002.

from: Motivation of the Islamic Terrorists

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I wish we could eradicate fear, especially the fear of the unknown, to the point where no one can use this innate human chemical reaction to
fulfill some sort of devious, narcissistic plan for power and wealth. Needless to say, THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE WITHOUT FEAR.
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ps: Below are a couple of articles about FEAR and what we can do to not allow it to take control our senses. TIME TO STOP ALLOWING FEAR FROM ORDERING US AROUND! thinkingblue

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War and terrorism are powerful causes of fear.
A change in behavior caused by fear is the desired effect and the purpose of
terrorism. Combating this fear is not just desirable. Combating this fear is
the duty of each and every citizen. And helping other citizens to fight this
fear is the duty of every citizen. Mitigating your fear and alleviating fear
in others is your obligation. But how do you fight fear?


from Terrorism Fear What You Can Do To Alleviate It

Can We Cure Fear?

We naturally view any risk we witness as a personal threat--even when it is on the opposite side of the globe and we see it only on TV. Is popping a pill the answer? By Marc Siegel

Excerpted with permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (www.wiley.com), from False Alarm: The Truth about the Epidemic of Fear. Copyright ?2005 by Marc Siegel.

In early 2004 my daughter, Rebecca, was taking a bath. She was almost three
years old. When the tub's Jacuzzi device turned on, she became petried. I
raced to her side, to find her standing straight up, bright red from crying.

For months afterward, she abhorred baths. As a physician who has studied the neurobiology of fear, I knew that the prefrontal cortex of her young brain had just finished wiring its "safety center," where analytical reasoning can
overcome primitive emotions. I tried to appeal to her newly working brain
center to suppress the worry that this tub would always bring the scary
bubbles, but her body's innate response was too strong. By starting with
showers and diverting the focus of her attention from the tub, I was gradually able to return her to baths. But to this day she is wary of bubbles.

Why is fear so intractable? And what can we do about it? Therapy has provided succor for many people; others have relied on the strength they get from their faith or other support networks. But in a world where we regularly witness hair-raising events--such as the aftermath of suicide bomber attacks in full color on our living-room televisions, on Web sites and on newspapers' front pages--is such verbal support enough? Answering a perceived need, fear-blunting medications are coming onto the scene. Could we--should we--all simply pop pills to ease our anxieties?

Fear is more than a state of mind; it is chemical. The feeling of alarm arises
from the circuitry of our brains, in the neurochemical exchanges between nerve cells. Fear is a physical reaction to a hazard. As long as the danger is direct and real, fear is normal and helps to protect us. Fear also has a genetic component. A rat will recoil from the odor of a fox, even if that rodent has spent its whole life in a laboratory. Likewise, we humans are automatically apprehensive about situations that once threatened our ancestors.

When one feels threatened, the metabolism revs up in anticipation of an imminent need to defend oneself or flee. "Fight or flight," or the acute stress response, was first described in the 1920s by Walter B. Cannon, a physiologist at Harvard University. Cannon observed that animals, including humans, react to dangers with a hormonal discharge of the nervous system. The body unleashes an outpouring of vessel-constricting, heart-thumping hormones, including epinephrine, norepinephrine and the steroid cortisol. The heartspeeds up and pumps harder, the nerves fire more quickly, the skin cools and gets goose bumps, the eyes dilate to see better, and the areas of the brain involved in decision making receive a message that it is time to act. from:
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MIND

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YOUR FEAR!

Where does your fear come from? Think about this question? Where DOES it come from? If you have a fear of anything, then there has to be a beginning for that fear, it just did not come from nowhere...

Where are your fears? How long have you been running away from them, and how many incarnations have passed since your fears began? These questions are very important, so why not face the fears you have NOW? from: site: http://www.maitreya-edu.org/

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Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Famous Quotes Famous Sayings Fear Quotes - Fears

We have nothing to fear but fear itself
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. - Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-11680)

As we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson - "Our Deepest FFear" from her book "A Return To Love" 1994 inaugural speech.

Worry is a sustained form of fear caused by indecision. - Brian Tracy

The key to change . . . is to let go of fear. - Rosanne Cash

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain - Frank Herbert - "Dune"

Usually a person has more faith in their fear than faith in their future. - - - Doug Firebaugh

The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems,
block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity. - Unknown

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears. - - - - - - - Michel de Montaigne

Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear. - Brian Tracy

Have a vision not clouded by fear. - Cherokee Proverb

Love is always creative, fear always destructive. - Emmet Fox

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to
frighten you. - Eric Hoffer

How much do we lose when we fear to lose anything - Howard J. Lancet

The greatest weakness of all is the great fear of appearing weak. - - - - Jacques Benigne Bossuet

A thousand men enslaved fear one beast free. - Victor Hugo The Saga of the Beast

Needless fear and panic over disease and misfortune that seldom materialize are simply bad habits. By proper ventilation and illumination of the mind it is possible to cultivate tolerance, poise and real courage. - Elie Metchnikoff

Envy and fear cause the face to pale, and love makes it glow. - - - - Paramhansa Yogananda

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. - Helen Keller

A life lived in fear is a life half lived. - Spanish proverb

You don't face your fears, you stand up to them. - Unknown

Fear not that your life will someday end. Fear only that you do nothing with it. - Unknown

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. - -- - Pope John XXIII

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost. - Lloyd Douglas

Fear; if allowed free rein, would reduce all of us to trembling shadows of men, for whom only death could bring release - John M. Wilson

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason. - Edward R. Murrow


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