Talk:Bubba Effect

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This is highly prejudicial. You state that Beck has come close to "condoning outright violence against government entities". This is wrong. He's not condoning it. He's warning people that it could happen. If you're going to post an article you should at least state your political leanings. Otherwise people might take your words as truth instead of YOUR opinion. — Unsigned, by: 99.68.253.81 / talk / contribs

I agree with BoN. It seems like Beck is just asking questions. -- Seth Peck (talk) 22:34, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Perhaps you should footnote an article about this topic, such as the actual article that explains the Bubba Effect scenario the US Military is concerned about. Based on this article, you really have no idea what you're talking about.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/beck-is-trayvon-martin-our-bubba-effect/

"On March 7th, Glenn Beck and General Jerry Boykin discussed a phenomenon dubbed the “Bubba Effect,” in which Average Joes — or “Bubbas” — band together (even siding with someone who has committed a crime), against the government when they feel they have been wronged by that very government.

Beck, who learned the term from a former Special Ops agent, described a scenario where, in the wake of an Islamic terror attack and subsequent government inaction, Bubba, pushed to the brink, shoots someone who appears to be Muslim. When the authorities come to arrest Bubba, however, citizens rally to his defense, blaming not the murderer, but rather the government for causing the problem in the first place.

Even if they know Bubba is wrong, the citizens will not allow him to be apprehended by the authorities. The reason being that citizens believe government has only exacerbated the threat of Islamic terrorism by allowing borders to remain porous while the Transit Authority focuses on making innocent, everyday travelers remove their belts and shoes and feel as if they have been “sexually assaulted” — a move most argue does not make the public any safer.

Once citizens’ tolerance level has reached critical mass, they will no longer blame Bubba when he reacts to the extenuating set of circumstances. According to the member of Special Ops, the military is indeed concerned about such a scenario taking place. Backlash surrounding Islamic threats, however, is also only one example of the way in which the effect can be manifested." — Unsigned, by: 97.91.182.3 / talk / contribs

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http://rationalwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Bubba_Effect&curid=105622&diff=1613863&oldid=1476088 by some newcomer αδελφός ΓυζζγςατΡοτατο (talk/stalk) 22:51, 25 January 2016 (UTC)