I will say this once: This is all part of the zombie bear apocalypse conspiracy. Why do you think we have Teddy Bears in every house in America? We should just give our children adorable Iranian nuclear refineries. Same difference.
There is so little thoughtfulness on television now that when I see an interview conducted with genuine respect, time and interest in the subject, I am moved to tears. For the most part, though, fear is the medium and the message.
It seems as if every time we turn on the television, open a newspaper, or go on line, the bad guys are winning. Television shows are a projection of anxiety and discontent that many in America experience.
The human risk perception system evolved to deal with simple dangers, like wolves and bad guys with clubs and the dark, not complex long-term threats involved in the unsustainable way we live on the planet.
Six months after Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, the sky is still there, grandma hasn't been euthanized, and there are no death panels. Today, just six months after becoming law, even more benefits of reform take effect.
A vote for the GOP in November will be a vote for the richest one percent of the country at the expense of the rest of us. And it will be a vote for the kind of fear that we, as a country, would eventually come to regret.