June 7, 2013

I don’t normally get political here…

…and I don’t really need to, because this short piece by David Foster Wallace from 2007 will do it for me.

In other words, if you demand zero terrorism deaths, you probably shouldn’t be surprised at what it takes to accomplish that.

Of course, the real concern is exactly who decides what we’re being protected from. So much of this is barred from public knowledge that, at this point, the vague deciding bodies could say, “Okay, terrorism is no longer an issue. What do we need to go after now?” and the answer could be quite frightening.