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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/854522-Texans-fear-invasion-by-US-Military-under-President-Obama
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Writing about what I have been reading and encountering in the media.
#854522 added July 16, 2015 at 12:45pm
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Texans fear invasion by US Military under President Obama.
I have questions: Who says Texans fear this? Who started this incredible rumor? Who is believing the rumor is based on fact? In my work as a therapist, I learned that “the flip side to every fear is a wish.” This means our own wishes define our fears. So whose wish is behind this rumor and what is the wish? Then, what is the underlying wish of the people who believe the rumor? I suspect these are different wishes. I am as capable as the next person of creating a fantasy on this subject but that won’t help me understand what is really going on.

A friend suggests to me “it is kind of a combination of the Civil War and the Apocalypse. Maybe the Hispanic Texans have petitioned the US government to come and save them. Then, maybe not.” The one thing that is clear to me is the emotionality of the situation appears to not be informed by reason. It seems to me the media are publicizing this fear for their own reasons. One news source is laughing at their perception of absurdity in the story. Another news source reports this with obvious puzzlement. A third news source reports it as if there is really something to fear. No matter which perspective the media takes, it is and interesting story and distracts attention from real news about problems at the border and Texas reactions, official and unofficial. To those who are reading this, join in the fun with those who see this as absurd and please realize it is about racism and manipulation of the poorly educated and poorly informed. Then return your attention to the real problems we need to solve as voters.



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