|Our Mad Mad World: Terrorism and Precaution|
12 comments21 Sep 2004 @ 16:48 by jstarrs : I think you & Jazz...
..are doing some WONDERFULLY creative writing about the current political scene in the US. Thank you so much...
26 Sep 2004 @ 21:43 by nemue : The Plan is...
to create fear sadly and as a race we don't often on mass show good judgement..yes I agree excellent article..thank you..
27 Sep 2004 @ 02:48 by martha : thanks Paul
I agree with both starry and nemue. Good article
Fear is the key and the Republicans are playing it up big time. We all hold fear inside to one degree or another and as a result we lose our freedom when we project it out. Yes much is different since 9/11 and many of humanities fears seem even more apparant now. Could this be part of the unveiling and a possible shift in consciousness for humaity?
On a different note but related...Last year my daughter moved out close to me after being 3,000 miles away. Well now when I hear about a murder or a car crash in the LA area I immediately think of my daughter and hope it isn't her yet when she lived 3,000 miles away in crime ridden Miami, I never had such thoughts...hahaha...And I worry about both of us living in the LA area which I feel is a prime terrorist target....See there is no getting away from it. You can find fear everywhere in one form or another.
27 Sep 2004 @ 06:14 by shawa : There is such a subtle difference...
...between fear and precaution, indeed. I live in Spain, so I get what you say about Madrid. Trains are scary after March 11. Not to mention planes, and boats - and soon...high way drives, going to the city ? If one uses the circumstances to sharpen one´s senses and awareness about surroundings then it may even be a good thing, but if we learn to cower in dark corners, then...not.
27 Sep 2004 @ 06:22 by nemue : It Is About Balalnce....
......and perspective. The chances of being killed in a car crash are much greater than the likelihood of being blown up in a terrorist attack. People in Northern Ireland lived with terrorist attacks for years but most still went their merry way this was just a part of their life. Same in the Middle East by the way it doesnt make it right, just stressing a point. We, on the other hand rarely give a second thought to car crashes (until it happens to us, or someone close to us). We know about it and we accept it. It is just part of life for us.
It is the fear of some new threat that we are grappling with. We need to stress the chance of probability to engender balance and bring this back into perspective. .
27 Sep 2004 @ 15:21 by jazzolog : Our Homegrown Variety
Many of you know the area of Ohio where I live can be pretty savage. In the past I've told you about proud rednecks and the Klan. Over the past month and a half my family and I have attempted to exhibit our support for the Democratic candidates by placing signs down by the road and stickers on our cars. Our signs have been methodically stolen 3 different times or else torn down and destroyed. A friend had her car "keyed," which means a padlock-type key was run down the length of the vehicle leaving a deep scratch into the metal. On Friday I put up a sign at the road to replace those stolen, challenging the cowards to allow free expression of political opinion in Southeast Ohio. Saturday night someone burned the sign. Had the wind been blowing the other way, the fire could have come up our hill. The sheriff's deputy said there really was nothing he could do. My friend with the damaged car and I wrote letters to the editors of all 3 newspapers here, but the letters have not been published. One only can imagine what this country will be like if the individuals and policies these people support continue in power here. I'm sure these guys think of themselves as patriots but they're terrorists to me.
27 Sep 2004 @ 15:38 by quinty @22.214.171.124 : They certainly are!
And, frankly, they are far worse and scarier than any fanatic training in Pakistan. Because these rednecsk are right there, your neighbors, and there are plenty of them.
Good luck Dick!
27 Sep 2004 @ 15:43 by Quinty @126.96.36.199 : And, yes
these characters are reminiscent of the thugs who rampaged on the streets during the rise of fascism. In Germany, Spain, and Italy. The similarities are indeed unsettling.
4 Apr 2006 @ 17:35 by Gabriella @188.8.131.52 : Yes, Fear is the key of terrorism
I agree with you, I am an italian girl... you know, fortunately Italy hasn't "yet" been attacked, but we are all worried about terrorism... Till our fears keep eating ours minds, terrorism will be the bigger humanity problem... so, chill out and relax a little!!!
15 Dec 2006 @ 03:49 by americanreply @184.108.40.206 : REAL TERRORISTS
All of the Terrorists' acts are started by the Global Elitists, then have the media distract and confuse the World, while they profit from all their destructive phoney Wars.
What if there was a War and NOBODY came?
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