Keith Olbermann on 9/11 five years later


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The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

I recall reading the short story by Rod Serling and it was perhaps the series' finest moments.

"Maple Street, U.S.A. Late summer. A tree-lined little world of front porch gliders, barbecues, the laughter of children, and the bell of an ice-cream vendor. At the sound of the roar and the flash of light, it will be precisely 6:43pm on Maple Street. This is Maple Street on a late Saturday afternoon. Maple Street, in the last calm and reflective moment before the monsters came."

I recall Serling's short story, "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" from a small paperback, now long lost to me, but which is available in RTF, and what I recall most is how susceptible the people were to suggestion that the people themselves were the enemy.

To get the people panic was what Bin-Laden and the "monsters" have in common as a goal. Alas, all too many have gone for the bait.

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Posted by Matsu on 16 September 2006 - 10:09am
And the Bush Administration is all too happy to collaborate

Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, and Bush and his Administration, all want Americans to be afraid.

Bush: "The only thing we have to fear is not being afraid enough!"

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Posted by media girl on 16 September 2006 - 10:30am