I was poking around Amazon this morning and stumbled on this great book cover.
One Nation Under Fear: Scaredy Cats and Fear-Mongers in the Home of the Brave (And What You Can Do About It) by Bob Cesca. I have absolutely no desire to read a political book at this time, so I have no plans to read it. I think the cover speaks for itself.
America was once a great fearless nation and now sometimes I think are scared of our own shadow. The rugged characters that built this nation would be sickened to see the fearful weak people who inherited its wealth. We watch the news to be informed, but all we get are stories to make us more fearful. Then we seek out the opinions of experts, because we are afraid to trust our instincts and make our own decisions. Then the experts are wrong and we get more fearful, so we seek out new experts.
What should you do about it? Ask yourself.
Jan 7, 2010 — 3:38 pm
Wow, I do love the artwork on this cover and completely agree with you. We are a nation cowering in fear of non-existent threats from terrorists, child predators, politicians, etc. It’s a sad, pathetic state of affairs. We pretend to lead the world but in secret most of the world laughs at us–and we deserve to be laughed at.
Jan 9, 2010 — 9:09 pm
I agree. The only way out of this economic mess, for example, is going to be through bold courageous hard working entrepreneurs and investors. Reason why the biggest fortunes are forged during the worst economic times. The people crying about their unemployment checks running out or hoarding their money ‘waiting for the economy to rebound’ (cowering in fear) sure as hell aren’t.