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[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

yes, words like panic or hysteria imply overreacting, weak nerves or minds of the whistleblowers and accusers, ungrounded behavior... resulting in instant discrediting effect. and combining them in catchy memetic phrases like satanic panic gives it a yellow print type quality, further eroding the gravity of the topic

the majority of people being mostly unprepared for harsh truths and wanting no responsibility to act upon this type of unpleasant facts will gladly accept this as an easy way out and gloss over

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I think you're exactly right. That makes sense to me.