Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Why do politicians always say "we're not gonna let them win" after each terrorist attack? Is that being brave or batshit stupid?

via Snoopes.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said there’s no evidence of a wider scheme or ongoing threat, and said the incident seemed to fall into the “lone wolf” tactic used in recent attacks:

We’re not gonna let them win. And if we change our lives, we contort ourselves to them, they win and we lose. … The truth is New York is an international symbol of freedom and democracy … that also makes us a target for people who oppose those concepts.
Story here. 

After each and every terror attack some politician somewhere will utter those words..."we're not gonna let them win".

Considering the fact that those words are stated AFTER a successful terrorist attack is that brave or batshit stupid?

Maybe it's something else entirely.  Maybe it's a subtle appeal to the masses to act as if everything is ok.  Maybe it's a pitch to maintaining nationwide "normalcy bias" while all evidence points to things being anything but!

Small Rant.

Remember back when the mega terror event in New York/DC occurred?  Remember what the President said when the whole nation was ready to make sacrifices to win the war on terror quickly?

Terrorists want to stop us from shopping?

Naw.  They have already succeeded in their ultimate goals.  We're involved in an endless war in the Middle East, civil liberties at home have been curtailed to such a point that we're being monitored more thoroughly than any citizen of the USSR ever was and to top it off we've adopted a group think that seems to prevent common sense thinking.

If I didn't know better I'd think that terrorism would have been invented if it didn't already exist. 

In short let me put this book at the top of your MUST READS!  War is a Racket by Smedley Butler.

I've read it before but wasn't mature enough to understand the message.  Time to take a second look...this time with a mind that can fully comprehend the message.

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