Thursday, August 14, 2003


Growing up in South Asia, I had heard that an American president once said that the only thing we needed to fear was fear itself. As I get older, I realize what a profound sentiment that was. When FDR spoke it he was trying to turn around a fearful people, lift spirits of the country, and get it out of the depression.

Once again we face Fear. This time generated and encouraged by George Bush and his administration. Fear coupled by blind faith is a deadly mix and has once again plunged us into a serious crisis. Fear is almost like a narcotic to these people. They seem to get a high generating fear in others. Scare a people enough and they will do the unthinkable. Believe the unbelievable.

Fear is the greatest distraction. It stops humans in mid step and they either fight or flee. We have real problems ranging from the economic, health insurance crisis, border issues, and the deficit. If there is enough Fear, people will not think about these very real issues, and instead focus on what they consider to be the primary threat, be it real or imagined or mass generated. It is human nature.

It is time to take back the country from Fear and do some real work about fixing these very real problems. Do not give in to the emotional manipulators. If people were no longer scared, they would have time to think about the reality of the mess this country has been plunged into and fire the people who got us there. Thus...

The only thing George Bush fears is a lack of Fear itself.


At 5:11 AM, Anonymous My Blog said...

They seem to get a high generating fear in others.


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