Fear of Terror Makes People Stupid … So Here’s Some Comic Relief


I have exhaustively documented the fact that fear of terror makes people stupid and easy to manipulate, and that the government intentionally exaggerates the threat of terrorism in order to make people afraid.  Indeed, Americans’ overblown fear of terrorism is arguably the root cause of our loss of prosperity and freedom.

Because humor is a great antidote to fear, I am sharing this 2003 spoof on terror scaremongering (it is admittedly rather adolescent … but amusing):

The US government has a new website, http://www.ready.gov/. It’s another attempt at scare mongering in the style of the old “duck and cover” advice after WWII.

The fun thing is that these pictures are so ambiguous they could mean anything! Here are a few interpretations.

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If you have set yourself on fire, do not run.

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If you spot terrorism, blow your anti-terrorism whistle. If you are Vin Diesel, yell really loud.

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If you spot a terrorist arrow, pin it against the wall with your shoulder.

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If you are sprayed with an unknown substance, stand and think about a cool design for a new tattoo.

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Use your flashlight to lift the walls right off of you!

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The proper way to eliminate smallpox is to wash with soap, water and at least one(1) armless hand.

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[Adam Levine] is a terrorist. If you spot this smooth criminal with dead, dead eyes, run the hell away.

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Hurricanes, animal corpses and your potential new tattoo have a lot in common. Think about it.

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Be on the lookout for terrorists with pinkeye and leprosy. Also, they tend to rub their hands together manically.

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If a door is closed, karate chop it open.

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Try to absorb as much of the radiation as possible with your groin region. After 5 minutes and 12 seconds, however, you may become sterile.

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After exposure to radiation it is important to consider that you may have mutated to gigantic dimensions: watch your head.

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If you’ve become a radiation mutant with a deformed hand, remember to close the window. No one wants to see that shit.

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If you hear the Backstreet Boys, Michael Bolton or Yanni on the radio, cower in the corner or run like hell.

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If your lungs and stomach start talking, stand with your arms akimbo until they stop.

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If you are trapped under falling debris, conserve oxygen by not farting.

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If you lose a contact lens during a chemical attack, do not stop to look for it.

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  • http://shankystechblog.blogspot.com shanky

    Priceless commentary. Don;t think I could improve on a single one of them. Thanks for the humor. Much needed.