Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 15 Jul 2007 12:05:04 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

L. Neil Smith at The Libtertarian Enterprise - good short definition of "fnord", and a reminder that "Islamofascism" is just another scare tactic, like all the other fnords that gummint uses to convince peace-loving people to kill other peace-loving people they don't know and have no real reason to dislike. [tle]

What can we do about it?

Start by learning to see the damn fnords. Whenever you feel like somebody's trying to stampede you, it's most likely because somebody's trying to stampede you. Refuse to be stampeded by the politicians, by the academics, and by the empty hairsprayed heads of the round-heeled mass media. Ask yourself what they might have to gain by making you hate people in faraway lands whom you don't know, and who don't know you.

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