Wow. I have never seen propaganda like this — propaganda courtesy of a TV commercial featuring Tom Ridge, Secretary of the beloved U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
“Every family should be ready for a terrorist attack.”
I’m pretty sure that’s innacurate. I’m also pretty sure that the Doe family living on a section somewhere between the middle and the edge of nowhere is at little to no risk. I would advise them to worry more about the quite miniscule chance of contracting mad cow disease.
“Terrorism offers us a choice. We can be afraid. Or we can be prepared.”
So, is restricting civil liberties of citizens as well as foreign visitors how we show we’re ‘prepared’? The slow decline of freedoms must also be a sign of our preparedness. No urging of paranoia here, just preparedness.
Nope we’re definitely not afraid. We’re sure showing them, Mr. Bush.