Frank Herbert sometime ago before al Qaeda threatened to destroy the world forever:
I will not fear
Fear is the mindkiller,
Fear is the little death
That brings total Oblivion
I will permit my fear to pass
Over me and through me
And where it has gone
I will turn the inner eye
Nothing will be there
Only I will remain.
Keith Olbermann very recently when Bush threatened that the terrorists would destroy civilization because the House Democrats neglected to give the telecoms immunity by Saturday:
As recently ago as 2006, we spoke words like these with trepidation.
The idea that even the most cynical and untrustworthy of politicians in our history — George W. Bush — would use the literal form of terrorism against his own people — was dangerous territory. It seemed to tempt fate, to heighten fear.
We will not fear any longer.
We will not fear the international terrorists — we will thwart them.
We will not fear the recognition of the manipulation of our yearning for safety — we will call it what it is: terrorism.
We will not fear identifying the vulgar hypocrites in our government — we will name them.
And we will not fear George W. Bush.
Nor will we fear because George W. Bush wants us to fear.
So -- didn't Bush threaten to cancel his trip to Africa if the House Dems didn't succumb to his will? So why is he now haranguing them from Africa? And how much more danger are you in today because AT&T isn't feeding all your information to GWB? Who knows? Who will ever know?
Your turn now.