Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Food For Thought

I have written several times about Obama’s fear mongering, and Greenwald included that as a signifigant part of a speech he made in Canada the other day. You can watch the entire thing, and it’s worth an hour of your time. Glenn is an elegant speaker, and his subject is important.

Near the end he describes the conditions under which Bradley Manning has been held and asks why that would be done, then provides what he believes is the explanation.

Is he right? I don’t know, maybe he’s being a little bit hyperbolic, but it’s food for thought.

One of his points is that the climate of fear can be created without people knowing that it exists, simply by people thinking that they do not want to challenge government and therefor do not recognize that they are afraid to. He quotes a saying that, "Those who do not move do not feel their chains."

Maybe we should move from time to time, if for no reason other than to test for chains.

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