Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Fight the fear

The Bushies, their lapdog “experts,” and Big Media are ramping up the avian flu scare campaign this week. As usual, old buddy B.W. Richardson puts everything into perspective:

“In my lifetime we have been told to be frightened of the inevitable nuclear war with the Russians, the collapse of the ecosystem, the inability of the Earth to feed us all, global warming, my neighbor’s cigarette, Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, a Republican Congress, a Democratic Congress, Y2K and dozens of other dangers that would end civilization as we know it. Now avian flu. (Sidebar: Someone always makes a lot of money selling solutions to the coming Ragnarok. You might want to research who owns stock in the company that makes Tamiflu.)

“There’s a grim but simple truth behind this all, which I’ve addressed before: We’re all gonna die. It’s OK to make preparations and take steps to postpone that day, but every minute you spend paralyzed by fear of dying is a minute you could have spent enjoying the time you have to live. Refuse to be afraid. Resist the siren call of the fear mongers. Live as a free man or woman, not as a slave to your fears.”


At 6:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? NOOOOOOO! We are all gonna die!!! I read the following on

"reminded of something actor and improv guru Ali Farahnakian says in his one man show "Word of Mouth":

'If when you die, the cause isn't assassination, you're not taking enough chances'.
...heh heh...


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