An interesting article my sister forwarded to me about why knee-jerk conformity is a bad thing.
I’m a little less worried about our country dropping the ball as we have countless times in the past when dealing with foreign wars, since Bush has made it clear we’re talking secret ops, patience, research and cunning rather than mindlessly flattening Afghanistan.
But the threat I fear now is internal; McCarthyism, stripping of our liberties, racial profiling, internet usage tracking without warrants, etc. Laws being passed now in a blind zealous rage of patriotism WILL be used against well meaning citizens in the long run. The SSSCA and encryption restrictions will cripple our IT industry and send our talent scurrying elsewhere. Unless cooler heads prevail instead of chattering heads mindlessly spewing out Pro-USian Anti-Terrorist yaddas, we’ll be in doodoo.
And now, back to the music.