Surprise, Soros calls to resist Cruz and Trump. But who is we?
SOROS: We must ‘resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’
Business Insider By Colin Campbel
Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros warned in a Monday op-ed that Republican presidential candidates were following a belief that endangers “open society” with how they frame the fight against the Islamic State terror group.
In Soros’ op-ed piece in the Guardian:
Jihadi terrorist groups such as Islamic State and al-Qaida have discovered the Achilles heel of our western societies: the fear of death. Through horrific attacks and macabre videos, the publicists of Isis magnify this fear, leading otherwise sensible people in hitherto open societies to abandon their reason.
Scientists have discovered that emotion is an essential component of human reasoning. That discovery explains why jihadi terrorism poses such a potent threat to our societies: the fear of death leads us and our leaders to think – and then behave – irrationally.
The irony of Soros lecturing about fear is rich . Fear and the emotional argument substituting for reason is the fuel Obama and the Democrats run on. The emotion that leads their environmental policies, fear that leads their global warming charge. Fear was the foundation of Obamacare and emotion was the chaser. Fear of conservatives and the right is how they campaign and sell their candidates. Emotions long ago replaced reason and scientific method for the Left. Fear of gov’t shutdown. Democrats use fear as a tool.
And faith is very much in style with Democrats. Change you can believe in” was a whole presidential campaign — based on no science, facts or rational reason — wrapped in emotions. Words like fundamental transformation are euphemisms for the “change” they seek. “Debate is over” become tag lines for shutting down dissent. If that doesn’t end it, then apply the RICO statute to prosecute skeptics and deniers. Does that all sound rational, reasonable, and void of emotion? No. Resist the siren of the Soros puppet squad.
Soros is only doing something else the Marxists do so well, projection. Always accuse your opponent of what you yourself are doing. It is very Lenin-esque.
But emotion is how they package their message, campaign, and argument. It is inseparable.
Now a word from a leading Democrat sponsor, from when dissent was cool.
Case study in projection — the emotional change, hope salesman:
The great false hope “the moment… we restored our image as the last best hope on earth”.
Maybe no fear (of the reaper) works for king Georgy, and Barry.
Rational people would disagree.
However, since the subject of his attack was serious in nature on Islamic terrorism and ISIS et al, then it is worth exploring deeper . Of course the element of fear terrorists employ is very real. Yes, it is their goal. But no, having some element of fear, for the entire situation, does not mean one has succumbed to the agenda of the terrorists. Remember their political ideology, terrorism agenda, is multi-pronged. Fear is the ingredient that drives their desired reactions. But if it does not get their desired results then the objective failed. The whole point of terrorism is to force political their objectives. It is how the fear is channeled that is critical. Though fear is deemed good when channeled to Democrats.
Having no fear is the definition of fearless. Being free of fear in the face of terrorism is not enough. More importantly, one has to have the correct reaction to the terrorism. Giving them what they want is not a successful option for opposing or defeating terrorism. Ceding the terrorists’ ground is not winning. And in most cases, a respectful amount of fear is a good thing. Being fearless is strategically dangerous.
I’m sick of these tired arguments of “that is what terrorists want.” I.e. terrorists want Americans’ boots on the ground over there fighting them. Do they really? I highly doubt that. The other important thing we must understand is propaganda. Why should we carry their propaganda for them. Why shouldn’t we oppose it? We’ve fallen victim to their propaganda. Closing Gitmo is a recruiting tool, so we must shut it down. Really? Ridiculous. Islamic terrorists want and expect us to be politically correct, too. So why are we giving them the p/c they want? Then I always trust Soros on all things ISIS.(not)
But why give them what they want by adopting their propaganda into our dialogue? What they want is to influence debate and opinion here. I’m sure you could find some of the same arguments in their propaganda magazines as you hear right out of Democrats’ mouths, like “it’s a war on Islam”. The truth is they’ve declared war on us in the name of Islam.
But fear is a resource when Democrats use it as a tool — even while criticizing ‘fear’– and a powerful motivator. The Marxist Left have proved they care nothing about right or wrong, but only how people feel about it. Perception is reality, fear is a means. Skeptics beware.
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