So instead of "duck and cover". . . we have "run away".
Eric Holder said (paraphrasing) if you get mugged, don't stand your ground. Run away.
(couldn't find that thread)
We have NSA spying on us.
DHS spying on us.
TSA groping us.
We've got swine flu, bird flu, flu-flu.
WE HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF TERRORISTS
But didn't we win? I thought we kicked their asses.
IF YOU DON'T BEND OVER AND TAKE IT. . . . . the terrorists win. Wait, what?
I thought WE won!
Didn't we win? If we have to keep spying on ourselves, if we have to keep DHS, TSA busy, I guess that means we lost!
(if you type "we lost". . . .the terrorists win!)
I'll tell you what difference this makes.
The government needs us to be askard of everything. If they keep telling us that the booger-man is under the bed, then we'll keep asking government
to check it before we go nite-nite.
Flu, terrorists, terrorist-flu, nukes, fukushima, . . . (OMG, I forgot about radioactivity!)
We need to be afraid of our neighbors too. (they might have guns) *gasp*
Guns kill people! Shewt 'em up! Hidehidehidehide!
Be afraid of the gun owners. They are all crazy!
Stock market may crash. OMG! My retirement! whatamIgoingtodowhatamIgoingtodo????
(psst. . . . take your money out!)
But nonononononononono! Stock market good! Until it crashes.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Government, republican government, cut veterans benefits.
We can't trust them, but we need them, but we can't trust them, but they signed an agreement, but we can't trust them, why did they break their
To keep us uncertain.
To keep us afraid.
Iran may build a nuke! *gasp*
(be afraid, the only thing keeping Iran from KILLING YOU IS OBAMA!)
Be very afraid.
Cigarettes will kill you! Sugar will kill you! Fatty foods will kill you! Large sodas will KILL YOU!
(be afraid of food.)
Unless it has a government stamp on it! Because everyone knows government KNOWS ALL ABOUT FOOD! THEY NEVER GET IT WRONG, DO THEY?
Government studies have shown that too much sleep, too little sleep will kill you, DEAD!
(great, I can't even hide under the covers anymore!)
BE AFRAID OF GOING TO SLEEP!
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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I refuse to be afraid anymore. I refuse to be afraid anymore.
I'm going to say it again.
I refuse to be afraid anymore.
The earth may crumble under the weight of climate doom, terrorists may eat my still beating heart from my chest, the next cigarette I smoke may seal
my fate, the next soda I drink may doom my liver, the next nap I take may shorten my life, my life savings may be gone in an instant.
I have such a tiny time on this little rock, I have a wife and children I want to love, to enjoy, to be around.
I want to sing whenever I want.
I want to sleep, eat, drink, smoke whatever I want without some damned government study telling me I am going to die.
I'm going to die anyway! Better I go out standing tall, than eating tofu yogurt in my bomb shelter!
As a matter of fact, I plan to live to a ripe old age of at least 100, just to piss off the whiney twits who said what ever I do will kill me.
"Be afraid." F### YOU!
"No, be afraid." F### YOU!
"No. Really. We need you to be afraid." *clears throat* F### YOU!!!
We all live. We all die. That's written in stone.
HOW we live, HOW we die, remains unwritten.
I won't let anyone pen my chapters. I won't let anyone determine for me how I am going to live. How I am going to die.
(I actually plan on dying in an epic sword fight with a fire-breathing dragon!)
(Or in Motel 6 with a bottle of tequila and the first 7 gals from the Rockettes)
But the bottom line is this. . . . .
You can be afraid.
Or you can not be afraid.
I'm going with "not".
Thanks for reading my long-winded rant.