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Francine Frensky Donating Member (870 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-04 09:49 AM
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9. And how many parents use fear to control their children?
I know I do. "don't touch that -- you'll get burned" "be careful! you'll fall" when they're on the playground. "if you don't drink enough water in the summer your stomach will hurt"

Maybe I'm a bad parent, but thinking back on what I say to my kids, I can tell I use fear sometimes to motivate them.

I was having an argument with a freeper recently and I was expressing disgust with all the meaningless terror warnings, and my friend said, "so what? what's so bad about it?" and I couldn't express why I knew it was wrong.

But that's it -- the fear is meant to intimidate us into being easier to manipulate. And overtime, the fear that leads to non-events gives us the "IMPRESSION" that everything is being taken care of and this admin is our "daddy" who can and will protect us.

But it's all baloney based on propaganda.

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