I was in Denver International Airport Monday and Tuesday, jetting back and forth to L.A.

It had been at least a year since my last plane flight.

How sad and omnipresent the institutionalized paranoia is.

"Due to heightened security…" really means "Due to heightened INsecurity…".

Another repeated announcement very (un)helpfully informed us that today’s threat level was at ORANGE ALERT and we were to please be aware of this heightened alert, which is to say, "Kindly feel even more fear than before; oh, there isn’t a damned thing you can do about it, but Feel the Fear anyway."

How badly we need leaders of FDR’s persuasion.  "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."  And yet we are run by a pack of lying fearmongers, led about by the nose, fed catch-phrases to force our minds their way.  You cannot make war on terror, and the desecrater of People’s House is not a war president, he’s a poseur, a dangerous fellow whose mental instability alone should be sufficient to boot him out of office.

That’s by no means to say that I’m blind to our perils.

But the world is so much more complex than the current pack of jackals pretends it is.

So much potential for right leadership, so much of it squandered to make the rich even richer.

Let’s do all we can to ensure accurate vote counts this time, and soundly reject a strayward direction.

After that, we really need to figure out how to fight back against propagandistic techniques long before the practitioners of same get anywhere near a seat of power.

Robert Devereaux

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