Thursday, January 05, 2006

this is mandatory

It is only the 5th day of the new year, yet Glenn Greenwald has already written the best article you'll read all year. The argument was so compelling that I actually felt it self-evident by the end.

It is a bit lengthy
It is that deeply irrational, fear-driven view of the world which has to be undermined in order to make headway in convincing Americans that this Administration is engaged in intolerable excesses and abuses of its power. The argument which needs to be made is the one that we have seen starting to arise in the blogosphere and elsewhere: that living in irrational fear of terrorists and sacrificing our liberties and all of our other national goals in their name is the approach of hysterics and cowards, not of a strong, courageous and resolute nation.

-Synthesis

2 Comments:

At 5:51 PM, Blogger Sue B said...

Great article, well timed.

 
At 5:10 PM, Blogger Sue said...

Amen. I've been thinking about this for a while too. How can we be proud of ourselves and hold up our heads when we are cowering behind a terrified, yes terrified, President Bush? Unseemly. Weak. Let's be Home of the Brave again.

 

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