February 1, 2008

The only thing we have to fear is fearlessness itself

Note: I keep persisting in my wildly rosy assumption that most readers are fairly sharp. Silly me. The following is what's called, "satire". Look it up.

Also, I did not write this, as you'd know if you bothered clicking links. It's a quote as indicated by the fact that it's offset and has a different color background. As to the rest of you for whom this was immediately obvious, please excuse the interruption.

The last six years have been a golden age of American apprehension and mistrust. Thanks to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, all of America was united, standing shoulder to shoulder in sheer, unrelenting fear. But tragically, that atmosphere of panic and confusion has begun to fade, and without another terrible attack to bond us as a nation, we are dangerously close to entering a post-post-9/11 era.

We cannot allow that to happen.

We must all do whatever we can to preserve America by refocusing our priorities back on the contemplation of lethal threats - invisible nightmarish forces plotting to destroy us in a number of horrific ways. It is only through the vigilance and determination of every patriot that we can maintain the sense of total dread vital to the prolonged existence of a thriving, quivering America.

Our country deserves no less than every citizen living in apprehension.


At 2/01/2008 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 2/01/2008 4:05 PM, Anonymous justaman said...

Well Mr. Chickenlittle, you stay fearful. But fear for fear itself makes those susceptable open for stupid suggestion - like engaging in a two-front war, sending the National Guard to those same fronts, leaving our country unprotected, from incoming disaster, both foreign and domestic. Undermining our worldview, torture, eavesdropping on your telecommunications, mass exodus of REAL jobs by corporations who STILL enjoy the privaledges America affords them. As a former Marine and Army lifers brat, I cower to no one but GOD - and I support my bros. over there fightin' and dyin' for a "regime" that has none close to them with "boots on ground". I knew why papa Bush went to war with Saddam the first time, and even though 9/11 was a case for the FBI and CIA, King Bush decided to build his own nation, and here you are.... by the way; do you people ever watch the movies you make? Try "Red Dawn","The Kingdom",etc., see why things are occuring. If I were apprehensive of anything, as a Black/Hawaiian living in this country - it's my government.

At 2/03/2008 8:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the Democrat Primary showing the ugly side of our Country?

I amwatch 'Meet The Press' and James Carville admitted that in a Dem household, the woman may receive 6 to 8 mailers from Hillary. The husband will receive -0-.

Obama is getting 80% of the black vote and 20-22% of the white vote.

I saw one of the Kennedy women catagorically state that she was for Hillary simply because she is a woman.

No matter how much we want to think that 'all men are created equal' the fact is that the Democrat Primary is showing us that sex and race indeed matter.

At 2/03/2008 9:03 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon 8:34

Your comment might be worthwhile if you weren't so damn stupid to suggest that somehow it's Democrats who are supposedly discovering that race and sex are factors in elections.

ALL politicians of both parties have always tried to gain advantage by identifying which little demographic segment is most likely to support them, and which they need to persuade.

They break voters down in to many, many catagories, not just race and sex. They're interested in income, amount of education, urban vs rural, single moms, homeowners, farmers, union members, and on and on and on.

Don't try to suggest that somehow the Dems are the first party to focus on different groups to target, as if this just began in 2008. That's absurd and you know it. (I certainly HOPE you do.)

If it weren't for race, the Republicans would have NEVER been able to have won the presidency or control of congress. When the Dems stood up for civil rights, the southern Dems went racist Republican and they flogged the race card all the way to the White House.

From Ronald Reagan kicking off his campaign in Philadelphia Mississippi, where 3 civil rights workers were murdered, with a speech endorseing "state's rights", the segregationists coded rallying cry, though Willie Horton, to a leader of the Ku Klux Klan running for office on the Republican ticket, through Bush running a push poll operation in S.C. suggesting that McCain has a (GASP) black child.

Don't you think your argument is a bit of a ... um.. stretch?

Because campaigns reach out to groups most likely to support them, this is now somehow racist or sexist?

Here you are, a conservative who can't stomach the idea of political correctness trying to be cute by using it in a silly way against Dems.

Political correctness can go way too far, and it can, and has often, been abused and misused, even in this campaign.

The fact that Bill Clinton can't even mention the fact that Jesse Jackson did well in South Carolina without the press freaking out and it being interpreted as some horrid attempt to slam Obama for being black is just one ridiculous example of how it can instantly turn reality into farce.

But if your goal is to persuade anyone that Dems are a racist and sexist party... it's no wonder you have to rely on distortions and rhetorical tricks to try to make the case. You certainly can't do it honestly.

At 2/05/2008 7:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dope, why have you got to be such a partisan?

I said, 'the Dem primary is SHOWING the ugly side' - I did not say that they invented the ugliness, or that they are even promoting it. I just staed that their primary is SHOWING the ugliness of racism and sexism.

You really need to take a pill, look in the mirror, something. A simple statement of fact is made and you react with a 12-paragraph rant.

Simmer buddy.

At 2/05/2008 8:52 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon 7:20.

Why do I have to be such a partisan? I don't have to.

I choose to due to paying attention to what's going on and believing that one party's views and ideology is doing great harm to our country and the world and will continue to do so.

I don't feel obligated to stand around pretending all things are equal, or that wrong is right, when it's clearly not.

Secondly, please accept my sincere appologies for misreading what you were saying.

If you were attempting to say that both parties are equaly guilty, then why the hell didn't you mention that fact?

I get almost nothing but attacks from right wingers on a daily basis. So forgive me if when I get a comment suggesting the Dem campaigns are showing the ugliness of sexism and racicism in our country, while not mentioning anything about Republican campaigns which have historically been the most racist and sexist, I assume you're trying to somehow suggest that Dems are guilty of those things while Republicans are not.

And in my defense, could it be that I felt you were unfairly banging on Dems only because there's nothing in what you wrote that suggests you weren't?

It could have been read either way, and apparently I didn't read it the way you intended. Sorry.


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