From Hope to Fear
Many have accused Obama of being Bush's third term. Even McClatchy asks whether Obama is morphing into Bush.
Obama can't sell hope anymore. So he's switched to the Neocon fear card.
For those who think that the heightened fear of terror is solely due to Osama being taken out, remember, as I noted in February, long before the Osama raid story broke:
The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Janet Napolitano - just told congress that the U.S. might be facing the greatest threat of terrorist attacks since 9/11:
And in some ways, the threat today may be at its most heightened state since the attacks nearly 10 years ago.
This is what the front page of the Drudge Report currently looks like:
Granted, Drudge calls himself a conservative, but all of the media is beating the terrorism drum).
Do you remember when Japan's nuclear accident was in the news? How about the war in Libya, or the Federal Reserve document release showing that a lot of the money went to foreign banks (including Libya), the wives of Wall Street titans, and other elites? These stories have been pushed off the radar by the terrorism hype.
Remember, the father of the Neoconservative movement (Leo Strauss), who tutored many leaders of the current administration, believed that a stable political order required an external threat and that if an external threat did not exist, one should be manufactured. Specifically, Strauss thought that:
A political order can be stable only if it is united by an external threat . . . . Following Machiavelli, he maintained that if no external threat exists then one has to be manufactured"
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