Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Ecology of Fear

This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1933 Inaugural Address

Seventy years later, our current regime is supported by spreading fear, far more effectively than the terrorists could possibly achieve.

Refuse to be terrorized and the terrorists are defeated.

Once again, Keith Olbermann states clearly what so desperately needs to be heard, as he did so memorably on the anniversary of 9-11 and last week as we watched this administration push through legislation allowing Americans citizens like you or I to be jailed indefinitely without a trial (there's something that should terrorize).

Thank you Keith.


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