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.
I have a love/hate relationship with Jon Stewart, but this video clip just was begging to be posted:
Denial, anger, anger, anger, hanukkah, acceptance, and denial.
“America is safer than it has been, but it’s not yet safe”. Oh brother. So we continue using fearmongering so that people consider our current military actions necessary. And all the while, Halliburton profits.
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”