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World of Fear: How Governments Cracked Down on Human Rights in 2015


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World of Fear: How Governments Cracked Down on Human Rights in 2015

The politics of fear has consumed the world.

Fear of terrorism and fear of refugees, which have grown alongside ongoing global conflicts, fueled many of the biggest human rights developments—and faliings—worldwide in 2015, including in the U.S. and Europe, according to a new report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch (HRW).


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Many refugees feared starvation following years of drought in the region.


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Let's bring back "All we have to fear is fear itself." FDR, iirc.

Thanks for this article.


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You can sell the truth but once if people buy it. Fear, however, is an opiate of the masses, as it were. It's an old and well-tested tactic. "There's gold in them there fears..."


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This is the Oxford Dictionary definition of fear: "an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat." When fear is caused by realities of dangers such as death, rape, dismemberment and torture, acting upon that fear is actually a smart thing to do. However, dictators fearing people who fight for democracy and the so-called Islamophobia in the West are quite different. One aspect of the progress of humans toward civilization is actually disliking (phobia) of quite a bit of what are in the religions, especially the Judeo-Christian-Islamic kinds. The West is better in that respect, i.e., in rejecting/ignoring quite a bit of the Bible; and it would be only right to honestly talk about rejecting/ignoring quite a bit of the Koran (Islam).


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not a blank check for refugees while our veterans still die waiting for treatment.
women with small children sure. service age I/e 18-50 gear em up and send em back to fight for their own country.
right or wrong when our country broke out in the civil war the men did not run and hide with the women and children they stood up and fought.


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And the misfits and religious zealots should have stayed on their side of the Atlantic. With black powder and cold steel, the invaders defined righteousness and freedom. Alas.


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Be Afraid.....Be Very Afraid.....

You are (GlobalResearch.org)
35,079 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack
33,842 times more likely to die from cancer than from a terrorist attack
23,528 more likely die from obesity than a terrorist attack

In the majority of states – your prescription meds are more likely to kill you than any other source of injury

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4 times more likely to be struck by lightning than killed by a terrorist
or
22 times more likely to die from a brain-eating parasite than a terrorist
(Unless you are a Republican !!!)

And Sadly in the Home of Brave

187 times more likely to starve to death in America than be killed by terrorism

So....BE AFRAID....BE VERY VERY AFRAID....

Just not of Terrorism


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Not to excuse the Reagan Administration's policies, but this kind of fear actually started even prior to Reagan's being elected to office/power--during the Nixon Administration, when they cracked down on anti-war demonstrators during the 1960's.