Reader: Department of Homeland Security's terrorism video uses fear to try to control us
Our post yesterday about Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's visit to Denver to promote the expansion into Colorado of the "If You See Something, Say Something" anti-terrorism campaign drew a strong response from one reader, who sees terrorists as only the latest in a long line of fear-inducing figures used by the feds.
People, don't believe this garbage. The government knows that fear is a powerful tool to expand their control over us. Evidence: "where she announced the expansion of the Department of Homeland Security's." Where is the need to expand this department? Where are all these terrorists we supposedly need to be on the look out for?
If it's not drug users/dealers/cartels then it's communists, and if it's not communists then it's terrorists. There is nothing to fear but your own government. That is the only "us vs. them" paradigm you need to believe in.
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