The bigger picture is coming into focus-- the first bells went off at the astounding rate at which news outlets released polls showing Americans were willing to give up freedoms for security. The releasing of those polls seemed premature given the urgency of the events at the time (>3000 lives lost, Pentagon attacked, President flying all over the place, people are not sure what's going on,and the media are reporting on POLLS??)
posted on 07/21/2002 10:24:04 AM PDT
The bigger picture is coming into focus-- the first bells went off at the astounding rate at which news outlets released polls showing Americans were willing to give up freedoms for security.
Sure enough.. It was like a mass advertisment for tyrants to come saying: "Hey, you wanna be the next Hitler? Just scare everyone silly for a few days.. Here, look at the way they reacted after the WTC attack!"
We are setting a bad, bad precedent that is going to come back to bite us eventually.
We are openly admitting that when FEDGOV screws up that we will respond not by taking them to task, but by rolling over and surrendering our "liberties" so they can have a second chance at keeping us "safe"
A whole bunch of people have lost their right to tease the French since 9/11, imo..
posted on 07/21/2002 10:28:55 AM PDT
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