The color of stupidity

From Drudge:
Congressional study finds major problems with color-coded threat system, prompting Republican and Democratic leaders to call for an overhaul, before the public gets threat fatigue
To anyone who thinks the government is going to protect you, read that over and over again. First of all it took them three years to figure out that the color code threat system was stupid and confusing. Not only that but it took a congressional study which probably cost untold millions of dollars. And of course now that the study is complete Republican and Democratic leaders are fired up over fixing it, but every one of them spent the past three years in blissful ignorance probably patting themselves on the back at night over how great they are for looking out for us little guys.

But forget all that, that's just the government for you. Everyone knew from day one it was useless, but the real kicker is that they're worried we'll get "threat fatigue." In other words they're worried that we'll stop being afraid.

And that's the real problem with the color-coded threat system, they drag it out on all the holidays and release some story about how it may be possible for terrorists to put bombs in coolers or anthrax in Halloween candy or some other form of devilry in Easter eggs. They always point out that they really have no information about any of this, but it's better to keep you on your toes!

Hey, you stupid public leeches, you sullen whores of camera and dollar, that's precisely the point of terrorism, you wretched fat crooks, to keep us afraid!

Who's side are they on anyway? Ours? Obviously not for they are trying harder than te terrorists to keep us afraid. The terrorists? I wouldn't go so far as to say that, but I would say that their interests overlap quite often and that they'e quite adept at sitting around thinking up ideas for the terrorists then putting them on TV.

Perhaps they are on no one's side but their own.

As they get richer, crazier and more corrupt, the terrorists get stronger, crazier and more unified, all the while we are trapped in the middle of whores and murderers, helpless to do anything but die for both of their twisted world visions.

You want to know the root of terrorism? It's our feckless "leaders" kicking the hornet's nest. I'm not a strict isolationist but, Osama bin Laden is Ronald Reagan and GHW Bush's legacy. Fear is the current Bush's legacy, and corruption that of the Congress. Our Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves for these people are all enemies to what America is supposed to stand for.
John Quincy Adams, as U. S. Secretary of State, July 4, 1821
(thanks to fff.org)

"And now, friends and countrymen, if the wise and learned philosophers of the elder world, the first observers of nutation and aberration, the discoverers of maddening ether and invisible planets, the inventors of Congreve rockets and Shrapnel shells, should find their hearts disposed to enquire what has America done for the benefit of mankind?

Let our answer be this: America, with the same voice which spoke herself into existence as a nation, proclaimed to mankind the inextinguishable rights of human nature, and the only lawful foundations of government. America, in the assembly of nations, since her admission among them, has invariably, though often fruitlessly, held forth to them the hand of honest friendship, of equal freedom, of generous reciprocity.

She has uniformly spoken among them, though often to heedless and often to disdainful ears, the language of equal liberty, of equal justice, and of equal rights.

She has, in the lapse of nearly half a century, without a single exception, respected the independence of other nations while asserting and maintaining her own.

She has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when conflict has been for principles to which she clings, as to the last vital drop that visits the heart.

She has seen that probably for centuries to come, all the contests of that Aceldama the European world, will be contests of inveterate power, and emerging right.

Wherever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be.

But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy.

She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.

She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.

She will commend the general cause by the countenance of her voice, and the benignant sympathy of her example.

She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom.

The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force....

She might become the dictatress of the world. She would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit....

[America's] glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is, Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her Declaration: this has been, as far as her necessary intercourse with the rest of mankind would permit, her practice."

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