Schneier on Security: Close the Washington Monument:
“Terrorism isn’t a crime against people or property. It’s a crime against our minds, using the death of innocents and destruction of property to make us fearful. Terrorists use the media to magnify their actions and further spread fear. And when we react out of fear, when we change our policy to make our country less open, the terrorists succeed — even if their attacks fail. But when we refuse to be terrorized, when we’re indomitable in the face of terror, the terrorists fail — even if their attacks succeed.”
(Via Schneier on Security.)
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We have been dancing to Osama’s tune for too damn long. We need to stop taking cues from insane men in caves. Refuse to be terrorized.
I don’t know what manner of blindness makes people pillory the race card, and then turn around and threaten a lynching. I don’t know what makes them seethe with this kind of hate. I don’t know what America they want to keep safe, or strong. It isn’t mine. Likely, that’s the point.
via “Lynch Coates” – Ta-Nehisi Coates.
This is the folks who want to keep America safe. With “friends” like this…
Obama’s speech to students has a precedent – CharlotteObserver.com:
“‘We’ve been working to take an economy that was in bad shape and get it moving and growing again; take our national defense and make it first-rate again after a long period of decline; and to restore reason, respect and reality to our foreign policy,’ the president says. ‘And I think it’s fair to say that we’ve made a good deal of progress.’
You [Constant Reader] were also right about [Obama] trying to indoctrinate the children of America into his cult of personality. Listen to this: ‘We want to make your future better, because tomorrow belongs to you. And since you’re the leaders of tomorrow, I wanted to talk to all of you as a friend about the things you’ll have to do to ensure a prosperous nation and a peaceful world.’
So in conclusion, it’s clear that President Obama – wait a second. This isn’t President Obama.
It was President Ronald Reagan, back in 1986.“
(Via The Charlotte Observer.)
Once again we have clear evidence to ignore the right. Talk about double standard!