Finally, some ideas from Abraham Lincoln that I've quoted before:
"Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared to the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good."Related posts:
Abraham Lincoln, Response to a serenade, November 10, 1864.
(See "Armistice Day" (Apathetic Lemming of the North (November 11, 2007))
- "Armistice Day, 2007"
(November 11, 2007)
- "Armistice Day, 2008: Or, if You Prefer, Veteran's Day"
(November 11, 2008)
- "Major Nidal Malik Hasan, Imam Anwar al-Awlaki, and Common Sense"
(November 11, 2009)
I'm looking forward to next year's.
11/11/11 11:11 *grin*
There is an overwhelming emphasis on the dangers of terrorism in the American media. Given the facts explained in my blog, I'm not certain why I should be any more concerned with terrorism than I am with traffic accidents, cancer, or muggers.
Perhaps you could help.
Yeah! I hope I come up with something clever. Coherent, anyway. ;)
I've long since stopped trying to dissuade folks from particular patterns of thought.
Your focus of interest is - yours.
For what it's worth, the news I read is rife with tales murder in New York (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AB2Y920101112), deplorable animal shelters (http://www.examiner.com/environmental-news-in-charleston/boone-county-animal-shelter-labeled-a-crime-scene), and murdered children (http://www.wcnc.com/news/Source-Remains-are-that-of-Zahra-Baker-107480738.html).
There's news about terrorism, too: as well as reports on the latest sports.
About the "overwhelming" emphasis? Seriously: perhaps it would be best to turn immediately to the Local section of the news.
About terrorism and the news: There's been an interesting evolution in news coverage over the last few years, in my opinion:
"Doctors, Terrorists, and the Proletariat: What's a Person to Think?"
(July 3, 2007)
I haven't seen as much astonishment expressed, that some terrorists don't fit the 'poor, victimized, and oppressed' model that was supposed to explain terrorism. And, for that matter, crime.
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