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Francine Frensky Donating Member (870 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-04 08:49 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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  -Andy Card says Bush sees America as a 10 yo kid.. fishface  Sep-02-04 08:34 AM   #0 
  - Its true, such a distorted view of reality  Jim4Wes   Sep-02-04 08:36 AM   #1 
  - Funny . . .  Jack Rabbit   Sep-02-04 08:37 AM   #2 
  - My coffee just went all over my keyboard, goddammit!  0007   Sep-02-04 08:37 AM   #3 
  - Well, right about now,  Connie_Corleone   Sep-02-04 08:39 AM   #4 
  - If we are a 10 year old child?  bryant69   Sep-02-04 08:41 AM   #5 
  - That is so Machevellian.  devinsgram   Sep-02-04 08:42 AM   #6 
  - 10 years olds don't have civil rights.  aquart   Sep-02-04 08:45 AM   #7 
  - I Thought You Meant  GiovanniC   Sep-02-04 08:48 AM   #8 
  - And how many parents use fear to control their children?  Francine Frensky   Sep-02-04 08:49 AM   #9 
  - daddy party, after watching the bush girls  seabeyond   Sep-02-04 08:59 AM   #10 
  - That explains it!  mad_as_hell   Sep-02-04 09:01 AM   #11 
  - ten year olds don't run country's....he's in over his head  cthrumatrix   Sep-02-04 09:39 AM   #12 
  - Condescending is right...  JerseygirlCT   Sep-02-04 09:41 AM   #13 
  - at first i thought he meant "bush sees america as if he was a 10 year old"  SheepyMcSheepster   Sep-02-04 09:41 AM   #14 
  - he spends more like a babysdaddy than a real parent....  elehhhhna   Sep-02-04 09:56 AM   #15 
  - an ABUSIVE daddy party -- time to call children protective services???  sundancekid   Sep-02-04 09:57 AM   #16 
  - What has Bush sacrificed?  skygazer   Sep-02-04 10:00 AM   #17 
  - the burden is on the people... from his errors...he's the teflon puppet  cthrumatrix   Sep-02-04 10:06 AM   #19 
  - That's okay, We see him as a 10 year old in return.  mondo joe   Sep-02-04 10:06 AM   #18 
  - THIS IS THE SICKEST MOST DISGUSTING GOP CRAP YET!  GOPAgainstGW   Sep-02-04 11:00 AM   #20 
  - And his supporters love to be patronized this way.  July   Sep-02-04 11:03 AM   #21 
  - Gee Lets Add Another Constitution Amendment For This Bush!  GOPAgainstGW   Sep-02-04 11:04 AM   #22 
  - It feeds into his messianic complex.  Shadoobie   Sep-02-04 11:21 AM   #23 
  - Funny, I see this pResident as childish and ignorant....  MrBenchley   Sep-02-04 11:24 AM   #24 
  - well, then, that's a new thing, eh?  hippiegranny   Sep-02-04 11:45 AM   #25 
  - Bush Sacrificed Enough In Vietnam  DrFunkenstein   Sep-02-04 11:51 AM   #26 
  - Of the billions of people on this earth he wouldn't be ONE of my choices  tnlefty   Sep-02-04 12:10 PM   #27 
 

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