I got sucked in. Sucked in to the world of paranoia, spread by the actions of anarchists and extremists, domestic and foreign, bent on destruction. Sucked in by the press who spread the words of fear across the land. Sucked in by the Department of Homeland Security and the near-daily warnings that there is a ‘terrorist around every corner.’ And if I can be sucked into this vortex of confusion, trepidation and fright, I cannot imagine how many others have preceded me nor how many will follow.
Messages of terrorism can lead to unnecessary fear and paranoia
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