Sunday, June 25, 2006

Self-Loathing and the Denial of Terrorism Self-Loathing and the Denial of Terrorism

James Lileks in: "Self-Loathing and the Denial of Terrorism" asks:
You're an enlightened world citizen. Your T-shirt says "9/11 was an inside job." You're pretty sure we're living in a fascist state, that President Bush taps the Dixie Chicks' phones, Christian abortion clinic bombers outnumber jihadis, and the war on "terror" is a distraction from the real threats: carbon emissions and Pat Robertson. Then you learn that 17 people were arrested in a terrorist bomb plot. How do you process the information? Let's take it step by step.

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