April 16, 2013
Letting the Terrorists Win

From Wonkblog:

Terrorism is a crime against the mind. What happened in Boston, horrific as it is, is theater to make you scared. Thatís the point. The message of terrorist attacks is youíre not safe, and the government canít protect you ó that the existing power structure canít protect you.

I tell people if itís in the news, donít worry about it. By definition, news is something that almost never happens. The brain fools you into thinking the news is whatís important. Our brains overreact to this stuff. Terrorism just pegs the fear button.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at April 16, 2013 11:26 AM
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