June 7, 2017

Well I might have mentioned that I’ve been reading a book titled The Hand Maids Tale. I started reading when it was recommended to me as sort of an Orwell 1984, the discussion of a totalitarian state and how it came about, now at least I know why I’m reading it. How this is accomplished is similar in both books and what is happening in the world today. I’m sure you saw the headline out of England where the Prime Minister is saying they’re willing to change human laws to stop terrorism. They are able to change laws and restrict the flow of information by using the fear that terrorism causes. The fact that England is the first to publically state this is somewhat ironic since the book 1984 takes place in England. People should be aware that terror is defined by Webster as a state of intense fear. Webster also defines terrorism as the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion. Terrorists don’t want to kill everybody they just want you so scared you’ll change your life and never feel completely safe again. How many of you that lived on the East Coast can say without a doubt that you changed nothing about the way you lived or thought after 9/11. The same would apply to people in Oklahoma after the bombing of the FBI building there. Which at the time was the largest and most destructive terrorist attack before 9/11and that was perpetuated by white Americans. When you lose that sense of security that allowed you walk without fear of the color of someone’s skin or the religious beliefs. You know become susceptible to voluntarily surrendering certain of your freedoms so that you may sleep better at night. I hope I’m wrong when I say that both of these stories have a chance to become fact. I’ll discuss this more in the coming weeks. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

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