A post-holiday bulletin: government fear-mongering makes us less prepared!


Fear is the mind killer…

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Summary:  We’ve survived yet another brush with death from terror, although we disregarded the barrage of warnings on cable news to wet our pants on command of the FBI. There are lessons from this, if we wish to learn. Fear-mongering makes us less prepared for the eventual attack.  This is a post-holiday follow-up to Prepare for terror on the 4th of July!  {2nd of 2 posts today.}

“Tell the world. Tell this to everybody, wherever they are. Watch the skies everywhere. Keep looking. Keep watching the skies.”
— Last line in The Thing from Another World (1951)

"Earth vs the flying saucers"Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (1956).

While waiting for ISIS to attack the San Francisco Bay Area, our household held a festival of 1950’s science fiction films. “If you see a UFO, shoot it down!” For breaks we could switch from 1950’s government-manufactured fear to 21st century government manufactured fear.

The different…

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