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Fearsgiving Week

Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 4:39 AM

If you're to listen to folks like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rep. Peter King, speaking about the arrest of Jose Pimentel, you'd think we were hip deep in Islamic radicals and sinking.

The truth is that Pimentel has been under surveillance for over a year. He is also described as having no significant connection to al-Qaeda.

But we can't let an opportunity to show video of FBI-staged exploding cars go by, can we? We can't pass up on a chance to wail about the serious threat facing America, and al-Qaeda!


Is it working? Are you all cowering under your desks and beds? Fearful of yet another terrorist wannabe who the Feds had on a short leash?

And what if Pimentel had been successful? Would you be waving a white flag? Surrendering?

Being afraid gives away your power, whether it's to shadowy conspiracies of lurking radicals, or to increasingly invasive police tactics and fearmongering politicians.

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