Do you have any respect for those who cause mass hysteria?

@SomeCowgirl (32266)
United States
May 12, 2010 1:54pm CST
The question is pretty straight forward. Do you have any respect for those people who cause mass hysteria to the populus of the world? Those who take an issue, and regardless of whether they are blowing it way out of proportion or not, cause many people to panic? Do you think these type of people are here to give us warnings or do you think they are here to maybe make us all wake up and smell the coffee?
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@celticeagle (121031)
• Boise, Idaho
12 May 10
Why would anyone have respect for someone like this? Causing panic and fear is not something to be respected for any reason. There are other ways to make us set up and smell the coffee. A person still needs to respect and consider others no matter what their reasoning is.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
12 May 10
I think that no matter what someone is going to get panicked even at the smallest thing, but I agree there's different ways to go about informing the public.
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@celticeagle (121031)
• Boise, Idaho
12 May 10
There certainly is.
@TexLadyPj (1329)
• United States
12 May 10
I do not have respect for people who cause mass hysteria. I do not think they are here to wake us up; however, as people listening to the "blowing a situation out of proportion" we have a responsibility to. We have the thinking ability to not allow ourselves to listen to them.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
12 May 10
I guess that's true, just because they're preaching it doesn't mean we have to listen to it. Not everyone can shut their ears to it though, and I think just one person whipping one other person into a tizzy is bad enough... especially if it's not needed (something that doesn't need to be broadcasted all over the world).
@TexLadyPj (1329)
• United States
13 May 10
Thank you for your response. You are setting a good influence for new mylotters, as well as older mylotters that have not started a discussion yet.
@peavey (16876)
• United States
12 May 10
If they are not blowing it out of proportion, and the situation is as dire as they say, then maybe it's time to panic a little. I have no respect for those whose agenda is to whip people into a frenzy when there is nothing or little going on, but when the people need to know, they need to know. Whoever tells the truth isn't to blame for the people's reaction, even though it might be panic.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
12 May 10
If it is the truth and they can sware to it, then I wouldn't blame them for whipping people into a frenzy, but if it isn't the truth, or if it's not as bad as they assume, then I'd say it was wrong. I agree, people do need to know somethings, it's their right as citizens of countries to know BUT if it can be dispelled of, and in a quick enough manner, I feel that maybe just maybe we shouldn't know. After all too much of "panic" can't be good for politics, even if it is good for the economy lol.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
13 May 10
Why would I? This world is in a lot of turmoil already so why patronize such crazy people adding problems to the many we have already. Argh!!! Pass the creamer please?