I am not one to jump on one side of the partisan divide. The reason for this is because I am (nearly) as often sickened by the left as I am by the right. I have no loyalty to any political party.
One of the saddest things that has happened over the last few years in the United States is the incessant fearmongering by the right, with the media being all-too-willing to act as their mouthpieces. It’s a match made in heaven – the media love fear and sensationalism for reasons oft discussed. (Just in the last five minutes on MSNBC: “Nobody [in Phoenix] even knows if it’s safe to walk outside their own home.” – because police there are looking for a killer.)
Trumped-up terrorist “plots”, blurry bogeymen, and countless other faux-dangers that necessitate a population shutting up, tuning in and bending over.
So, I agree with Will Bunch when he says that we need to “cancel Bush’s Fear Factor” and lays out an easy four-step plan.