Saturday, August 12, 2006

Fearing fear itself

From John Rogers at Kung Fu Monkey:
"Wait, Aren't You Scared?"

Errr, no. And if you are, you frankly should be a little goddam embarrassed.

No false bravado and it's not that I don't take terrorism seriously. I do, which I why I voted for the guy who believed in securing our ports and fighting terrorism with criminal investigation methods -- which is, if we may remind everybody, how this particular plot was busted.

I am just not going to wet my pants every time some guys get arrested in a terror plot. I will do my best to stay informed. I will support the necessary law enforcement agencies. I will take whatever reasonable precautions seem, um, reasonable. But I will not be terrorized. I assume that the terror-ists would like me to be terror-ized, as that is what is says on their nametag, rather than, say, wanting me to surrender to ennui or negative body image, and they're just coming the long way around.
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At 10:33 PM, Blogger Sven said...

Don't miss this vblog on the same topic.

At 8:36 AM, Blogger goofticket said...

This is going to be the egg on the GOP's face for a long time to come.
They still have trouble with the really insane Joe McCarthy era label of an over-reacting, ill-informed gang of emotionally driven shoot first, ask later defenders of the faith....i mean freedoms...i guess it is a faith-based party.


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