By Anthony Wade, June 10, 2005, www.OpEdNews.com
On September the Eleventh, 2001, our worst fears were realized. I will never forget that day and traveling home by subway in New York City. Looking into the shell-shocked faces of people I never met, would never see again, realizing how truly close we all were. We were bound together by the experience. A collective outrage, a collective understanding that we were in this together. Unfortunately, some took this opportunity to capitalize on our collective fear.
Terrorism became the tool, the weapon wielded so effectively by this administration for five years now. They color-coded our fear, using the terror chart to influence elections, and to distract from potentially damaging news. They warned us over and over again that it could happen again. They made us go buy duct tape and brought us new terms like