8.03.2008

The Only Thing We Have to Fear is McCain Himself

These days the world seems to be teetering on the brink of another Great Depression, another Great War, and all around us is FEAR, ignited by our leaders and fanned by our media. We've spent billions on fighting terror in places like Oklahoma for f*ck's sake!

With a critical election looming, the same shady character assassins are emerging to help John McCain become the next George Bush. They're trying to suck the hope out of the world and replace it with fear. The media and major new outlets thrive on our fear as we sit riveted to news of another apocalypse, while stories of people selflessly helping one another go unheard. It's time to take a step back and have a gut check. Are we cowards?

FDR, the man who presided over the second World War and the Great Depression, famously said in his first inaugural address, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." By boldly negating the paralysis fear induces, he helped a nation regain it's confidence for the next 70 years.

America is at another crossroads. Coming off the American Century, we've got a crippling credit crisis, a sick environment, a greedy corporate culture, and the thinly veiled perpetual state of war popularly referred to as America's War on Terror. Do we face these issues with courage, optimism, and hope... or do we succumb to the fearful, misguided, and arrogant policies of the past 8 years?

The choice is clear. The moment is epic. The only thing we have to fear is McCain himself.

1 comment:

Baba Doodlius said...

Well, McCain stands a good chance of becoming President despite himself - there are just too many people in the U. S. of A. who would rather shoot themselves in the ass than vote for a black man for president. They won't admit it in a Reuters Poll, but it's true. This one little factoid could get McCain elected.