What Fear Has Wrought

“A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt.”

Aldous Huxley

Steven Weber is the best contributor to the Huffington Post, bar none.  Here’s a link, and a couple of snnnnnnnnipets:

“If these angry town hall disruptor/birther/swift boaters ever left the sanctity of their plasma screen TV’s blaring Fox’s vomitous vituperations, and dared venture across the pirate filled oceans or flew in certain-to-crash-or-be-highjacked planes to those lesser, cowardly, backward countries in Europe, Asia or Africa, maybe—just maybe—they would be beyond the range of the persistent signals sent to their pummeled brains and they would begin to experience true independent thought.”


“The insurgency of angry anti-government groups is misplaced patriotism on steroids, and with all the attendant side effects. This is mass ‘roid rage, ugly and insane.”

and lastly,

“And almost as pitiful as the mad men who accept their masters’ commands are the masters themselves, who promise fictional fruits from an unrestrained free market fantasy. Imagine if their unquenchable greed were unquenchable mercy? Their unlimited avarice unlimited charity? Their runaway cynicism runaway hope? What world would we have then, what unimaginable profits would be reaped? More than any the shriveled souls who preach such dangerous division could ever imagine.”

I tossed up the Huxley quote because, well, I’m currently reading him, and I could get my head around how applicable it was to Weber’s post.  What I really wanted to do, but lack the time(and the writing skill, possibly) was to  tie in 2 Corinthians 7:11




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7 responses to “What Fear Has Wrought

  1. democommie


    Did the “package” (you know, man, the books) arrive yet?

  2. democommie

    Oh, I meant to say, those “protestors” should hope that our paths don’t cross.

  3. democommie


    How’s the music coming?

  4. That was me, Demo, using her computer. The books came today!

  5. democommie

    Mack :

    I hope you found the CD. I can’t remember which books I put in the box. Send me a list so I’ll know what to require in the way of book reports!


  6. got it, will listen to it this weekend. Thanks!

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