Fear And Action
by Handsome Matt
Halloween is coming very quickly. Does anyone remember the “razor blade” scare? Or the poisoned caramel apples? Or any of the other scares?
Those all got news coverage, and yet not a proven case.
No one ever found a razor blade in a candy bar, nor was there ever a poisoned caramel apple.
Two instances of action based on needless and unfounded fear.
Yet, when presented with enough evidence to warrant some action, we’re unable to do anything.
Look at climate change, CO2 emissions, renewable energy, drained oil reserves, MPG and efficiency standards.
All have reasonable amounts of evidence to warrant some action. And yet:
Nothing. No action. Just bickering. Politicking. Fighting.