What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
Thousands of Americans with messed up priorities spent hours (if not days) in line, fighting for a chance to spend $600 on an entertainment system, the Playstation 3.
$600 could feed a family in Africa for a year.
The following video, aired on MSNBC, disturbs me. Greedy Americans who are fighting over an entertainment system need to learn something of those in third world countries who fight over necessary items for basic survival: food, water, and shelter. And even they don’t fight; they share. They rally together to support one another. $600, flushed to help rot more brain cells, while people in need remain in need.
As Goethe once said, “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”