A stopped clock is right twice a day. Even the liberal patron saint of big government got it right once. FDR’s most famous line, so uncharacteristically leader-like:
We have nothing to fear but fear itself.
Fear itself is what the 24 hour news networks are about, because fear sells. I have heard at least 20 awesome sermons on fear: “Fear not” is mentioned in the Bible hundreds of times, a command God gives more than any other. Even money comes in second place. In Romans we are told are real enemies are “powers and principalities of this dark world.” That doesn’t just mean demons. It means powers that rule over you, most especially it means fear. Think of the things we have been made to fear, and then consider these things in context:
Speaking of the USA, the standard of living in this country has improved exponentially in the last 50 or so years. A rich person in the 1950’s had a family car, 3 generations under one roof, a television, and one room in the house served by an air conditioner in the window. A lower middle class family today has central air as an expectation in the most modest of dwellings, and 5 or 6 entertainment devices cooler than a TV. A crisis might mean you now must live like the rich and famous of a generation ago.
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT INVASION
People are so traumatized by the pictures that anything I say will be disbelieved. I want to close the border, fix the problem—don’t take me wrong. But I encourage you to do the math. Look at the numbers who came across the border, and compare it to our population. For this to be a voting block and some of the dire predictions from some of my fellow conservatives, it would have to be orders of magnitude worse a problem. It is a distraction, like the debate over a minimum wage paid to less than 5 percent of people. Fight, but do not fear.
This such a farce that it would be comical if it weren’t so costly.
Yeah, pretty stupid to let people with a disease that is 100 percent fatal into the country. The truth is, Ebola is such a devestating disease that a world wide outbreak is impossible, for a reason too disgusting for the experts to say plainly.
People get sick and die too quickly for it to spread before it burns itself out in mass casualties.
FAILURE OF RETIREMENT SYSTEM
The retirement system is relatively new fangled—a product of the industrial age. The tried and true retirement system is still in place: family caring for its own.
TERRORISM- ANOTHER 9-11
This is the sum of all fears, the mother of things with irrational power over people—-and especially my fellow conservatives. 9-11 so scared conservatives that they stood by and surrendered unprecedented power to the government. Let us quantify the terrorist threat with historical comparison. If Hitler had won, billions of us might be ethnically cleansed and would not even live to tell. If the terrorists succeed in pulling off another 9-11, 3000 random innocent people die–and we root them out and kill the bastards once every 15 years or so. What if they nuke us? A tragedy, but more for them than us as even the most pacifist element would not say a word if we reigned down thermonuclear hell on every terrorist state on the planet. Again, I am against terrorism and want better policies than those made between the front 9 and the back 9. All things considered, we are so winning. We have it pretty good.
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