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Originally posted by jam321
I think the fear of terrorist has been replaced with the fear of illegals.
Either way, both are being used to scare people into more security and divert attention from issues that are not being addressed.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Yeah...it's made a lot of people a little crazy and some a lot crazy it seems, making some willing to support things that go against the values and principles they once claimed they held so dear, things they never would have supported before that day.
Originally posted by maybereal11
I wonder too if that was the terrorists intent...The whole point of it?
Instill the fear and watch us canabalize the very principles that make us great. Drive us to strike with blind rage out into the world dramatically lessening our allies and supporters. Encourage us to destroy ourselves?
Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it.
If the Americans do not respond, then their fate will be that of the Soviets who fled from Afghanistan to deal with their military defeat, political breakup, ideological downfall, and economic bankruptcy. Source