Terror = fear. Bullies try to instill fear. If you hold your hand over a puppy's head and it backs off it is skittish. It will be a dog that bites when it grows up because is is afraid. Out of fear they act vicious. They learn they can keep potential threats away by barking and biting. Naturally fearful (sissy bullies) learn they can control others this way too.
Terrorists try to instill fear. This way the fearful they have intimidated will give up their freedom and their rights because they think "the sky is falling" (chicken little - a classic) are so afraid, that is all they can think about.
If the puppy comes to your hand and wants you to pet it and it plays with you and loves on you, it is not skidish. It is Democratic. Get that dog. The sissy bully dog will be at the end of it's leash trying to bite anyone that comes near.
Bullies are sissy's. They have bodies that can cause damage or weapons if they don't have bodies or both. They have no honor. Out of fear all they know is to abuse so they feel like big men. In doing so they prove they are not. Just scared and lacking of character, compassion, and empathy.
In more extreme cases they are the sociopaths who simply think of other people as objects who exist for their pleasure, to use, abuse, kill. No big deal to them. Hey, you crush an empty can and throw it to the curb. What's the difference? To them, none. But, there are plenty of sociopaths who don't have fear and who are not bullies. They learn what society expects and try to meet the expectations. But, if they don't, so what. Again, no big deal as long as they are not caught.
Terrorists want to motivate the afraid and the scared by instilling more fear in them. Just like a bully, they make them do what they want by making them more afraid. Out of total fear, they suddenly want to build walls, embrace prejudice, and destroy freedom, putting the federal police everywhere.
Brave people don't fall for this. They don't do what the terrorists want. They don't throw our rights out the door. Brave people, soldiers and citizens, protect our rights from fascists, terrorists, those would obstruct our vote, those who want to give the victory to the terrorist by chipping away at our rights and freedoms.
During WWII both sides bombed civilian populations to instill terror and destroy the society and country they were bombing. During the bombing of London they'd say, "Keep calm and carry on". They refused to let the terrorist Hitler shake their belief in their country, their society, and the goodness of their fellow citizens. They fought to keep their freedoms as we have.
It would be real stupid to let the terrorists determine your vote. To motivate you to live in fear and build walls. "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!" Why become the fascist terrorists tool and work to destroy your society and your freedom?
We'd do better to add life-guards to our beaches and pools or to improve the quality of screening and training of police officers than to be wasting time, money, conversation, FaceBook posts, and voting for politicians who want us to do what they want by supporting the terrorists in destroying us by living in fear.
The chances of being killed in a terrorist attack are about 1 in 20 million. A person is as likely to be killed by his or her own furniture, and more likely to die in a car accident, drown in a bathtub, or in a building fire than from a terrorist attack.
The Guardian reports today
An average of 545 people killed by local and state law enforcement officers in the US went uncounted in the country’s most authoritative crime statistics every year for almost a decade, according to a report released on Tuesday.
The first-ever attempt by US record-keepers to estimate the number of uncounted “law enforcement homicides” exposed previous official tallies as capturing less than half of the real picture. The new estimate – an average of 928 people killed by police annually over eight recent years, compared to 383 in published FBI data – amounted to a more glaring admission than ever before of the government’s failure to track how many people police kill.
The revelation called into particular question the FBI practice of publishing annual totals of “justifiable homicides by law enforcement” – tallies that are widely cited in the media and elsewhere as the most accurate official count of police homicides.