We need a new term. You approached the idea of terrorism in other forms in a previous post. We need to identify that terrorists use violence, but many use fear and it is almost as destructive. I think if you use fear to influence others’ actions or to bring about social or political change, you could be dubbed a Fearist. You excuse yourself because you didn’t use violence, you weren’t physical, but you invoked the name of wrath and fear to make your point and to create a sense of urgency, thus preying on the fears of others to change what you feel is wrong or unjust.
This is the greatest republic in the history of the world, founded on the idea that we might not have to live in fear, but that we would have a change of power with no bloodshed and an equal voice to every person. If you silence another’s voice with threats, be they emotional, political, or spiritual threats, you are using fear and abusing the system that we hold so dear.
And you should be held accountable.