America is a nation prone to panics, she is anxious and invests a lot of time and energy trying to identify the designated devil. Whole industries of conspiracy-unraveling and terrorist-identifying prosper from the very fears they continuously stir up. Fear makes us stupid; that’s a scientific fact. So fight fear whenever you can.
The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but it is fear.-Gandhi
So Ebola has come to America. Will America fly into spasms of fear, each subgroup lashing out at its favorite devil? Are Middle Eastern terrorists using biological warfare? Is Big Gubmint culling the herd? Is the Illuminaughty at it again? Or is this is a disease, like diseases all throughout human history, which may or may not spread widely, depending on how well we handle it? Spoiler alert: It’s that last one.
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