Letter: First great war of century threatens Israel, he saysTO THE EDITOR: A term used to describe the condition many people are experiencing is “normalcy bias.”
By: Scott Thomson, Maiden Rock, Pierce County Herald
TO THE EDITOR: A term used to describe the condition many people are experiencing is “normalcy bias.”
It is very difficult and somewhat painful for us to face the fact tomorrow could be drastically different from today. It appears normalcy bias is different from “denial.”
The recipe for normalcy bias is ½ part naivety and ½ part self-esteem. Combine the mixture and fold in plenty of entertainment. Bake from eight to 26 years. In a well greased institution of liberal education. The product is done when pierced with critical thought and, if nothing sticks, frost with subjectivity. Congratulations, you have created another Progressive needing a nanny.
Remember the oldie, “War…What is it good for?” I listened to “The Commander and Chief” explain, but I still don’t understand. Are we at war because we are defending a collective “conscience”? Are we witness to the prophecy “…and the lion will lay down with the lamb”? A majority, from both parties, support the invasion of Libya, even though they present no “imminent danger” to the USA. This is the start of the first great war of the century and threatens Israel’s existence.
While the elite preside over the execution and cremation of our founding documents, to increase their own power, it is interesting to remember the constitution ratification debates of 1778. Both Patrick Henry and George Mason argued against ratification because they were worried about the congress having both the power to declare war and the power to fund war.
They referred to it as “The power of the purse and the sword.” They argued the president should be the one to have the power to declare war. They lost when the vote to ratify the constitution was passed 89-79 giving congress the power of the purse and the sword.