The Politics Of Fear: Democrat Edition

H. L. Mencken said: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed—and hence clamorous to be led to safety—by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

The entire display case of horrors that the Left holds dear is nothing more than a series of scare tactics designed to keep the American people afraid of leaving their safety zone. The Left has multiple agendas that would never–under any rational circumstances—be accepted as legitimate. Given that, they have to create a form of leverage to keep Americans afraid to defy them. This leverage comes in many forms:

  1. Global warming: to benefit financially from green energy initiatives, and to garner the votes of mindless Independents, the Left has created the global warming scare. They champion anthropogenic global warming—despite severely flawed evidence—to appear compassionate and intelligent. They gain both financially and emotionally.
  2. Choice: to garner the female vote, the Left has created an evil empire that has designs to restrict womanhood, and take away any rights they have over their bodies. This empire is the Republican Party. They perpetuate lies about Planned Parenthood’s nature as an abortion clinic, and stand in opposition to science (ultrasounds prior to abortions). They have embellished the lies, creating a fictional Republican “war on women.”
  3. Amnesty: to get the Hispanic vote (as well as possibly the votes of 11 million illegals), the Left gushes over the morality of amnesty. They paint Republicans as anti-immigrant, conveniently leaving out the word “illegal.” They call Republicans xenophobic, and foster a climate of fear, claiming that if Republicans gain power, they will deport everyone who has brown skin.
  4. Gay marriage: the Left has also attributed to the evil Republican empire the hatred of gays. They build a straw man—taking Conservatives’ long-held stance on traditional marriage and twisting it to scare gays into thinking that Republicans want to execute anyone who isn’t like them. They spin a desire for preservation into a blood thirst.

Essentially, the Left has built an entire cult around fear. They have constructed walls at every exit so their constituents, once indoctrinated, cannot leave. In this cult, the Republicans are the Devil, and the Democrats are God. God promises to protect his children so long as they vote the way he wants them to. With this attitude, Republicans are not only the opposition; they are Satan in the flesh. The Left crafts a living tale of good versus evil, and people fall for it because it makes them feel good.

Oh, and guess what? They’re doing it right now with the debt debate. According to The Washington Post:

One of the nation’s top credit-rating agencies says that the U.S. Treasury Department is likely to continue paying interest on the government’s debt even if Congress fails to lift the limit on borrowing next week, preserving the nation’s sterling AAA credit rating…President Obama has said that, unless Congress acts to raise the $16.7 trillion limit by next Thursday, the nation will be at risk of default. Not so, Moody’s says in the memo dated Oct. 7…The memo offers a starkly different view of the consequences of congressional inaction on the debt limit than is held by the White House, many policymakers and other financial analysts. During a press conference at the White House Tuesday, Obama said missing the Oct. 17 deadline would invite ‘economic chaos.'”

So, the authority on our nation’s credit is saying that we likely won’t default. However, Obama and the Democrats, in their quest to incite mass panic, have declared that we will face a default and economic chaos. This is a tactic to force Republicans to back down. Play the panic card, and Americans will freak out; Republicans will drop out for fear of how they will be reflected in the polls.

Don’t you believe it. It’s all scare tactics. It’s all garbage. It’s all an illusion.