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  •  it doesn't have to be that way (2+ / 0-)
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    Buckeye Nut Schell, Wee Mama

    because we may be parochial exceptional Americans and so deserving of your contempt, but people ignore real danger every day.

    We would never get in a car if we lived in terror of the mayhem of our highways.  We ignore it.

    I ride horses.  That is very dangerous, I am in more danger of life threatening injury from that horse than from a terrorist.   And I do it as entertainment, I do it all the time.  I won't ride a motorcycle, actually less dangerous.  We aren't rational about fear, every day of our lives.

    It is the way it is only if people decide to be afraid.  And people are good at ignoring danger.

    Maybe we need to remember we used to not be so afraid, and while we get hurt sometimes, we still get to lead full lives.  And if we didn't terrorize our neighbors so much,  and sell propaganda on the tv and radio, stochastic terrorism from the right in this country, we'd have even less reason to be afraid.

    People who sell us fear are the enemy of freedom.

    •  If we give in to fear, we are victims. (2+ / 0-)
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      jfromga, helvknight

      I prefer to make terrorist earn my fear.

       I am not going to live my life in fear of what "might" happen.  I am not going to worry about the danger of something less likely to happen than being killed by lightening strike (1/4 of the risk actually)

      I do not want to live in fear so I choose not to.  If I die from my refusal to cower to these animals then at least I am able to live while I can.  If they are going to make me their victim and take away my peace of mind then they are going to have to at least put forth an effort.  Orange and red alert levels are not going to be enough.

      "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

      by Buckeye Nut Schell on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:43:29 AM PDT

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    •  That's right. Good for you jfromga. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 05:16:27 PM PDT

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