February 2, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

Once again, fear is being used to keep Americans in line.

America’s top intelligence official told lawmakers on Tuesday that he was “highly certain” that Al Qaeda or one of its affiliates would attempt a large-scale attack on American soil within the next six months.

Should we come back to the boy who cries wolf after the Friedman Unit is over? I mean, seriously. Is anyone surprised that the United States is at threat of a non-state actor wishing to do us harm? It’s really not that hard. We’re a very open and free society. I’m honestly surprised that al-Qaeda hasn’t yet tried a Timothy McVeigh type event. Or heck, our fear is so ripe, and our shopping malls so free and open, why not just pretend to attack us at a shopping mall. You don’t even have to actually kill anyone. The mere threat drives Americans insane with fear.

Our leaders have been failing at painting a bright sunny future for our country. Instead, we are told to see war for the foreseeable future. What a fucking bleak future that is! Even speeches that extol the exceptionalism of the United States of America have a dark weight hidden beneath that drags it down, like listening to Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet. His music deftly interweaves the dread you know is coming even in the brightest, most liveliest sections.

I’m truly saddened that we’re so fucking afraid of a silly, stupid cave dweller like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, treating him as if he were Magneto. HE’S NOT MAGNETO! He’s a stupid man, but our fears have let him get inside our heads and have truly fucked with our minds. And Osama Bin Laden? Not even other Arabs listen to him anymore. Why the fuck should we?

Fear is the mind killer.

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