It’s magical thinking. If we all pretend this country is under attack by outside forces, then we’ll be able to continue pretending that we haven’t lost control of the federal government, that our great leaders are just trying to protect us. And they get to plunder and pillage anywhere in the world simply by invoking their sock puppet al qaeda. Of course eventually they’ll be bringing the war home, but in the meantime let’s just keep the charade going.
I don’t know how these reporters can look at themselves in the mirror. It’s beyond disgusting. It’s ridiculous, outlandish, like some kind of twilight zone screenplay. There is no man behind the curtain, there is no curtain. There is only the empty pointless blood-splattered spectacle of a machine gone berserk.