Monday, April 7, 2008

Let's Have a War

Our great leaders of America have long picked a variety of topics to wage war on. The War on Poverty, The War on Crime, The War on Drugs. Now we have the War on Terror. What a ridiculous little tagline to incite fear and political policy support from the public.

Isn't it obvious that the perpetrators of 9/11 are our enemies?

Haven't we always fought against militant groups that used violence to forward their ideological goals?

I don't need a scary title to remind me that the United States has battles to fight. I don't need a sexy mantra to coerce me to serve my country.

Unfortunately, when the fear and excitement ensued by the word "terror" fades, leaders will need to give it a new name. What's next on the list to keep Americans nervous?

1 comment:

Lewis Burwell said...

While I understand what you're getting at, and somewhat agree with part of it, you almost sound like those that try to feebly claim that we have nothing to fear from terrorists.