I know I just don’t let this drop.Ã‚Â It’s a matter I find very important.Ã‚Â If you are scared to live a normal life, the terrorists have succeeded in terrorizing you.Ã‚Â That’s all those people are trying to do.Ã‚Â They are more concerned about the terror than the body count.Ã‚Â Here’s a write-up from Kung Fu Monkey saying that in more depth and with more style than I have been able to say it.
No false bravado and it’s not that I don’t take terrorism seriously. I do, which I why I voted for the guy who believed in securing our ports and fighting terrorism with criminal investigation methods — which is, if we may remind everybody, how this particular plot was busted.
I am just not going to wet my pants every time some guys get arrested in a terror plot. I will do my best to stay informed. I will support the necessary law enforcement agencies. I will take whatever reasonable precautions seem, um, reasonable. But I will not be terrorized. I assume that the terror-ists would like me to be terror-ized, as that is what is says on their nametag, rather than, say, wanting me to surrender to ennui or negative body image, and they’re just coming the long way around.
[tags]Aren’t you afraid?, Terrorists seek to terrorize – duh![/tags]