National Face Your Fears Day 2021 is on Thursday, October 14, 2021: Is fear a thief? After 911
Thursday, October 14, 2021 is National Face Your Fears Day 2021. NATIONAL FACE YOUR FEARS DAY Today is NATIONAL FACE YOUR
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It really seems to that you are trying to make a statement as opposed to ask a question, but I'll go ahead and try to answer it anyway.
While I agree that fear can sometimes " cloud our better judgment" as you state, there is a huge difference between rational and irrational fear. A dose of rational fear is healthy as it can often be the stimulus that helps us learn from our mistakes and take action to prevent certain events from happening in the future. While the odds of being a victim of a terrorist attack are substantially less than that of dying in a car accident any given day on the freeway, that does not in any way suggest that we should sit back idle while terrorist organizations around the world tried to come up with new and better plants on how to kill innocent Americans.
You seem to be implying in your monologue that taking the issue of homeland security seriously was just a ploy ("under a "seige mentality" brought about by the events of 9/11" )to pass more restrictive laws and turn America upside down. While it is true that politicians such as Dick Cheney have used the threats that America faces from terrorists, and even reported connections between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda to attempt to persuade the American public of the necessity for various plans of action: (the patriot act, and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan), to assume that this is part of a evil scheme "to build up the power of the imperial presidency" is ridiculous.
It is tragic that so many Americans either did not pay attention to in the first place or forgot the previous terrorist attacks such as the '93 bombing of the World Trade Center, the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, Khobar Towers, USS Cole, and the Oklahoma City bombing that occurred prior to the 9/11 attacks. While it is true that not all terrorist attacks can be prevented, if policymakers had been more focused in the first place on the threat facing America is quite possible that the 9/11 attacks could have been prevented. The head of security for Morgan Stanley's corporate offices that were located at the World Trade Center could have been a hero if only people had listened. I forget the guy's name, but it is interesting that he had urged the management of the WTC to impose strict regulations governing underground parking at the WTC prior to the '93 bombing of the World Trade Center, which unfortunately were not implemented. He went on to predict several years after that nearly catastrophic attack that the next attack on the World Trade Center would come from the air in the form of a hijacked airplane, if only people have listened, maybe 3000 people would not have had to die,
Getting back to my central point here, it seems there is a real movement in this country led by complete morons such as Michael Moore to try to believe that no terrorist threat exists against the US. Yes it is absolutely true that the United States should carefully analyze its foreign-policy, and that our support for Israel is a primary reason why many radical Islam's followers have America in their crosshairs, to try to pretend that we do not need to make changes in our national security structure is is not only irrational, but also insane.
BTW: is a shame that people so often try to blend the war in Iraq and Homeland security issues altogether in one mix. It is quite possible, and even sensible to have opposed the war in Iraq, but to have supported the patriot act.
Did you know that today was national truth day?
Every day should be national truth day. Every word you say is true, of course. Remember, that investigation they did was to be done by KISSINGER, the maggot ridden filth already wanted around the world for genocide and more lies than can be counted! Of course they wanted the report to reflect the truth! Excuse me while I lose my lunch on that one.
The BBC error ~ reporting the collapse of Bldg 7 25 minutes before the event!
You must realize, my friend, that these people who doubt are victims of one of the greatest crimes against humanity yet. They have been mass brainwashed from the getgo to believe the party line. This conditioning is life long and it is often impossible for them to remove their blinkers. In fact, most of them do not know they wear blinkers.
The truth is so horrible for them to contemplate that they cannot face it. The sorrow is when they face it and then roll over and go back to sleep!
Might I suggest you go to my blog and read my latest article on what is our current and greatest danger as Americans and Canadians. 911 was part of it, but now we have serious problems to deal with, even closer to home. While people argue over 911 and are distracted by other matters, Bush, Harper and Calderone have been rearranging our lives and removing our borders.
August 19 - 21 they meet in Quebec to sign the papers. The BUSH has shipped AMERICAN troops into MY COUNTRY to subdue MY PEOPLE when we protest this. So, let the fools fight over 911 ~ we have more pressing issues to deal with, like FREEDOM and our own liberties to fight for.
Is excessive patriotism a national form of arrogance?
True patriotism is having the courage to disagree with what your
country does in your name, BECAUSE you love it.
Nationalism, is the cowardly fear of disagreeing with your country
even when you KNOW it is wrong.
Judge each individual on his own merits, and make up your own
mind about what kind of person they are.