Terry Jones, even lovelier in print than he is in drag, has simultaneously hit the nail squarely on the head and struck the painful chords of my own cognitive dissonance. The "War on Terrorism" was largely constructed to boost our ailing defense industry. I should know. I do not make bombs or guns, thank God, but I am involved in Homeland Security, and I am painfully aware, though no one I work with will admit it, that we are prospering off of a fear that is based upon little more than a fantasy conjured up to inspire the unwashed masses to sacrifice their freedoms and wealth upon the altar of national defense.
Jan 28 2009 - 2:08pm