Monday, March 26, 2007

Lead Us From Terrorization

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. Edmund Burke (1729-1797).

As Zbigniew Brzezinski points out in "Terrorized by 'War on Terror' - How a Three-Word Mantra Has Undermined America," (WaPo) the Bush administration's "war on terror" drumbeat has created monster-under-the-bed paranoia that has left the country tilting at all the wrong threats, in all the wrong places.

Combined with The Decider's strutting "Bring it on" rhetoric, his administration's echo-chamber fear-mongering has intensified unreasoning fearful emotions and stampeded the country to a much deadlier place than before 9/11.... going it alone through the minefields of the Middle East while neglecting what Bush 'a la Nazi Germany refers to as our "homeland." A fascist-resonating label I hope will be retired with the Bushistas in 2009.

Where is the leader, of either party, who will restore our national dignity.... stop our cowering and blind lashing-out at every mouse squeak. In a truly dangerous world, who will restore our courage and reason? That is the leader we must seek in this campaign season.

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