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Monday, September 25, 2006

Fear as a Culture

I've read miles upon miles of newsprint about how fear psychosis and paranoia is widely prevalent in the US. How the politicians and the media whip up a frenzy about anything. I never really thought it would be very excessive, since face it, America is the most hated country in the world, a target all self-appointed heroes dream of, especially those interested in 6 dozen celestial hymens.

But the full extent of the paranoia becomes prevalent on watching Glenn Beck's show. The man is cuckoo! The conspiracy theories he is conjuring up, the huge leaps he is making to all stations of conclusions are mind-boggling. He should be writing movie scripts for Jerry Bruckheimer and providing consulting to Tom Clancy.