...Government is also exploiting our legitimate fear of enemy attacks into an excuse to abridge freedom and bypass the rule of law. If the enemy seeks to destroy our freedom and democracy, and this administration, under the guise of protecting us from our fears, takes away our freedoms and ignores the rule of law, then the enemy wins a small victory without even having to fight. Indeed, the actions of this administration have given the enemy a victory without even realizing it. As it now stands, we have an actual enemy who wants to kill us, and an enemy in our own government that wants to limit our hard fought freedoms in the name of security.Here's my reply:
This is one righteous post Ken. Hope should trump fear, but it's the fear these mongers in the whitehouse keep peddling. Certainly, they are lazy. That's the easy way to stir action out of people. Hope just makes folks feel good. Fear gets us stocking up on rolls of duct tape and a run on the local big box store for any kind of supply that might aid in the nuclear winter.
Hope takes creativity.
Fear takes meanness to propogate
Hope takes optimism
Fear takes pessimism
Hope brings smiles to faces
Fear gives shock and awe
Hope brings people together
fear tears people apart
It is really tragic that the W sold himself as a "uniter, not a divider." Because the penultimate political strategy for this administration is to divide, separate, and concquer - Vini Vidi Vici - but in the end, what will they be left with. That indeed, from my view is a constitution riddled with holes, a divided nation very much on the brink of economic ruin - see, in the end, fear begets more fear and pessimism.
I think it was Roosevelt that said, "we have nothing to fear but fear itself." And he couldn't have been a better prognosticator - Indeed, it seems he was spot on.