An article from the Washington Post details how the “war on terror” has created a culture of fear in America — a three-word mantra that has undermined America since the attacks of 9/11, which were preventable and are still shrouded by unanswered questions — and had a pernicious impact on American democracy, America’s psyche and on U.S. standing in the world.
With the usual stupidity and corruption that we’ve all grown to know and loathe since he was illicitly appointed to the presidency in 2000, the ‘war on terror’ has actually been used against Americans while undermining our ability to effectively confront real challenges we face from those who may use terrorism against us. Though in retrospect, that may have actually been the plan all along. Terrorism is not an enemy. It’s a technique of warfare — political intimidation through the killing of unarmed non-combatants.
Apparently those three little words — ‘war on terror’ — were deliberately calculated by the Bush administration. It has resulted in fear-mongering and terrorism being intentionally used against Americans by the Bush administration.
When you use fear against the American public, it intensifies emotions and makes it easier for corrupt politicians in Washington to mobilize the public on behalf of the policies they want to pursue. If the attacks of 9/11 hadn’t been allowed to happen, all the lies leading up to the illegal occupancy and destruction of Iraq wouldn’t have come to fruition.