Purposely Instilling Fear

Redlands, California
August 13, 2016 5:42am CST
You have me red handed. I am no fan of Donald Trump. Hey, everyone is entitled to what they believe in. I respect that, but the moment I hear someone endorsing Trump about how America needs to fear him, or a more broader term fear America. You just lost me and confirmed everything about him is true. Why would you want to fear your leader? Never made sense to me. I get we like to be the John Wayne country, but really? That just screams dictatorship. I get fearing people because of their policy, but when people say Trump will actually make people scared. Scared of what, asking a question? Telling him you do not agree with him. Your job does not pay enough to pay the bills. I get it, what can he really do, but make people who work around him fearful. They pass that on and then what? I was recently called out for vaguely admitting fear, but then you hear this and people are so content. I know, I agree with him, so I have no need to fear, unlike you. What happens when you do disagree because no one agrees on everything? You get Waterboarded or house invaded by the police for no reason. Just nod and wave because if you do not, expect the guy in the suit and dark glasses. Exaggerating, maybe, but that is also why a leader never tells their followers to be scared of them. Should be the opposite, but what do I know. History is full of fearful leaders and looked how well that turned out every time. Fear is for your enemy. Am I your enemy fellow Americans going for Trump? If I am, then this country might as well fold up the tent now. It is done.
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@skysnap (17583)
13 Aug 16
well atleast things about hillary are facts and people outside US know her being more risky than trump.
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• Redlands, California
13 Aug 16
Fair enough, and nice deflection. Always the same, Hillary is worse. Really? No fan of hers, but highly doubt she is about fear. She may be greedy she may be incompetent at times, but who is not. She may be a politician. Easy to say because Trump has never held office for good reason. Also stop with this because we are trying to get the third party to win. It makes it look like I am trying to back Hilary also. I am starting to think Trump is a plant so Hilary has to be elected. What better way?
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@skysnap (17583)
13 Aug 16
@crossbones27 Feminists are fans of her. Because she is a woman. And not deflecting. She did a lot of worse things to asians and african despite not being a president. I am not trump supporter.. but hillary is worst of two evils.
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• Redlands, California
13 Aug 16
@skysnap People really do hate Hillary. fair enough, I really think most of it is made up, because all of it is generalized at our overall government put on her shoulders, but hey what do I know.
@egdcltd (5833)
13 Aug 16
"It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both." Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince. Not really advice you want a leader to follow (truthfully, Machiavelli didn't have that a high opinion of leaders like that either; he preferred republicanism to dictatorships).
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• Redlands, California
13 Aug 16
To be honest I think Obama has the perfect temperament as a leader.I do not like a lot of his stances of late, but no one messes with him other than crazy people and no one fears him. He has their respect and he did not do it out of fear. What other US president said enough. Lets give Iran a Chance because that way is not working. Cuba 50 years and still no comprise.Not solving anything. 200 and something people serving life for non violent offences. Your time is served and we will not do this under my watch. My point is fear solves nothing unless you are at war. That is the only time people should fear you.
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• Redlands, California
13 Aug 16
I will say Edward Snowden. The only time Obama instilled fear and still say he was wrong on that account, but all our leaders have done that. Still does not make it right.
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@egdcltd (5833)
13 Aug 16
@crossbones27 "Speak softly and carry a big stick." Harry S. Truman. Creating unnecessary enemies is foolish. Be nice until you have to be otherwise.
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@amadeo (45990)
• United States
13 Aug 16
first most of this is name calling.They do not like either one.Always complaining about the politics. They should shut up or do something it.If they do not liked it.We have to do the best that we can.Get rid of the hate.Too much hate is going on. This got to stop.They should revaluate themselves. Everything I read here is hate,hate,Where is the love.Oh,they do not have any. Now let us get on with our life and do something nice. Either accept it or do something to improved it.nuff said
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• Redlands, California
13 Aug 16
Have to go with previous comment. When you are right.You are right. Never seen you so animated. Politics is good for one thing. To get your blood flowing. Why I write about it so much. Sad to say, my future endeavors may look more of the same. Hopefully more evolved, but I can only go were the tide takes me. They say I do not go with the flow. lol
@Hanyouyomi (1925)
• Dallas, Texas
15 Aug 16
It's a dumb political tactic to get people to not vote for Trump. Plain and simple... While I have my doubts of Trump as a leader, I equally doubt HillaryClinton would do better, as she has yet to show anything to proof that. What we have here is the kindergarten paradaigm of boys vs. girls. "Who's the better gender?" I've got a better question: "Who gives a f*ck?" Seriously several animal species who commute and live in groups have males and females working together to survive, why can't we as humans learn from that? Am I implying that humans are dumber than the beasts who comminucate through grunts, growls, squeaks and squawks? Oh yes... Yes I am. Because we are ignoring a basic component of survival.
@vandana7 (57184)
• India
13 Aug 16
Trump might be America's Hitler...
@Corbin5 (78364)
• United States
13 Aug 16
The liberal media stokes the fear. Shameful. I do not fear Trump, but Mrs. Clinton instills a different type of fear. She has done evil, but is protected by so many. I would rather have someone who says it like it is, puts themselves out there and does not pretend to be something they are not. Just imagine all Clinton can do to cause harm. And whatever insidious deeds she does will be underhanded, but will be well-hidden by the media and her connections.
@simone10 (22270)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Aug 16
I agree with you that we shouldn't fear our leader. That's a big red flag. I'm not really for either Trump or Clinton. I know I've said this before but I will find it interesting to see how this all pans out.