Though what happened in Berlin today is still ‘most likely’ an attack (by a lone wolf, not by an army of asylum seekers) we can’t generalise and blame this on asylum seekers in general. That’s just what our nationalistic leaders want, what the news papers want because it sells more papers.
By these rules of generalisation, all men are rapists, all fathers are incestuous, all mothers are whores, all white people trade slaves and basically all human beings are monsters. You cannot blame anything like this on entire groups of people. The fact is that only one person was driving that truck. Not a nation, not a group, not anyone else but that guy.
The chances that you are going to be killed in the next ‘terror attack’ are much smaller than the chances that you are getting killed by a drunk driver, by crossing a road, by actually driving a car and for some reason, in the USA, by having your toddler grab your gun from your purse.
The media loves to make these things bigger than they are, because this kind of fear makes their sales go up. The chances of you dying in a terrorist attack are pretty slim if you are living in a western society like most of Europe, the USA and here in Australia. It’s practically non-existent.
You are about 10 times more likely to die from SUICIDE than from murder. You are about 5 times more likely to die from DIABETES than from a traffic accident. You stand a better chance at winning the lottery than getting killed in a terror attack.
Let’s look at a quote from one of the sources below:
“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.”
ok, 1:20,000,000, should be able to handle that. Let’s compare it to something else:
“The chances a person will be killed by an asteroid are 1 in 200,000, which is much higher than the odds of being killed by hail, which is 1 in 734,400,000.”
Let that sink in people. You run a 100x (a hundred times) bigger chance to be hit by an asteroid than be killed in a terrorist attack!!! Why the fuck aren’t we walking around with titanium umbrellas!?
for crying out loud, let’s stop giving the media what they want: attention. Let’s stop giving away our privacy over this bloated sense of insecurity. And the great thing with ‘terror’ is, if you show a complete disregard of the effects, it’s not terrifying at all. They’re just what they really are: sorry excuses for living beings.
just some of the sources below.