Terrorist = a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism.
Terrorism = the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear.
1795, in specific sense of “government intimidation during the Reign of Terror in France” (1793-July 1794), from Fr. terrorisme (1798), from L. terror (see terror).
“If the basis of a popular government in peacetime is virtue, its basis in a time of revolution is virtue and terror — virtue, without which terror would be barbaric; and terror, without which virtue would be impotent.” [Robespierre, speech in Fr. National Convention, 1794]
General sense of “systematic use of terror as a policy” is first recorded in Eng. 1798. Terrorize “coerce or deter by terror” first recorded 1823. Terrorist in the modern sense dates to 1947, especially in reference to Jewish tactics against the British in Palestine — earlier it was used of extremist revolutionaries in Russia (1866); and Jacobins during the French Revolution (1795) — from Fr. terroriste. The tendency of one party’s terrorist to be another’s guerilla or freedom fighter was noted in ref. to the British action in Cyprus (1956) and the war in Rhodesia (1973). The word terrorist has been applied, at least retroactively, to the Maquis resistance in occupied France in World War II (e.g. in the “Spectator,” Oct. 20, 1979).
leader = a person who rules or guides or inspires others
hope = the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.
Want an example of what happens when people have NO HOPE in their lives? They blow themselves up and killing other innocent people! Like Al Qaeda does! Wonder why? The lie and cheat Republican Disinformationalists will tell you that they hate America. It’s a lie!
They have no hope for a decent life so they listen to leaders that fill their heads with lies, fear and hate so they will go out and fight and kill innocent people. The thing is that is EXACTLY what Bush/McCain and those that enable them are doing.
THEY ARE THE REAL TERRORISTS! And if we stand by with our apathetic and whiny attitudes and let it happen then we are also the terrorists!
People with hope have at least something to look forward to….a better life, a happy time…something, anything. They work hard because they believe things can get better if they do.
This next election will define America. Have we become a bunch of frightened terrorists with no hope so that we enable our govt to commit unspeakable acts of torture and mayhem against innocent people? It seems that is what we have become with Bush and people like McCain.
Or do we look for hope to the future?
Here’s is the deal. It can’t hurt to hope. It can’t hurt to give someone a chance to lead. It can’t hurt to give someone a break or the benefit of the doubt. The worst that can happen is you get let down….again. BIG DEAL!
A Champion gets back up when he is knocked down. It doesn’t matter how many times he gets knocked down. He doesnt’ quit. He doesn’t give up. He keeps working hard toward his goals. He realizes that not everything works out the way he wants the first time.
But the whiners and the haters they want you to be hopeless and afraid…… VERY AFRAID so they can terrorize us and the rest of the world indefinitely.
You are either part of the problem or part of the solution! Either we are a country of fearful terrorists or we are a country which is the Champion of Hope.
Our forefathers were champions of hope. They believed they could build a better America. What are we? This next election will definitely define what America in the 21st century truly is.