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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #27)

Tue Oct 14, 2014, 07:03 PM

32. I can't respond to that, because I haven't seen fearmongering here.

 

There's a fine line between helping people be informed,
and helping people be terrified. That kind of fear is not
helpful, it paralyzes and blocks clarity.

Any humor associated with Ebola has been for that purpose,
ie to dispel irrational fear. Not to make light of it, nor
ridicule people for disseminating useful information.

If you are feeling frustrated, maybe you are trying too
hard to make people be more alarmed. On DU I think
most everyone is well-informed about the situation.
Informed enough that it is scary all by itself, without
any additional fear-inducing input. If you have some
information that's not available elsewhere, that's helpful.

I've got a daughter who just came back from Africa.
It's easy to become scared. It's important not to
stay scared.

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