A fine article by the always excellent Will Bunch about The Horror That is Chris Matthews.
but i wanted to highlight this excellent comment by "pope Ratzo"
So what if there were communists in the US in the '50s? Haven't we realized by now that the entire atmosphere of fear that was created during the Cold War was just as phoney as the fear of "terrorists" is today?
It's the shrieking of morons like Matthews that's created all the fear that keeps people like George Bush in power, and might have propelled McCarthy into the White House if it hadn't been for a few newsmen with balls like Murrow.
More people die from toenail fungus in this country than terrorism, yet we've shredded our Constitution, sunk our economy, spent our future on a useless war, and given our country to psychopaths like Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld. All because of a fear of something that's not real.
Yes, terrorists brought down the WTC on 9/11. No it was not the end of the world, any more than Pearl Harbor. But in 1941 there was a MAN in the White House who exhorted us to DENY FEAR instead of a weasel who cries "Yellow Alert" and wants us sheiking in our boots.
I live a few blocks away from the tallest building in the world. If it comes down, it'll land on my rose bushes. It's up to us to not be cowed by the fearmongers.
Posted by: Pope Ratzo at March 7, 2006 05:05 PM
exactly, dude. exactly.