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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2012-09-11

"Terrorism has always been and probably always will be around. It's our fear of terrorism we need to overcome." -- Bob Haines, 2007-12-29 (comment)

"This 'zeal for secrecy' I am talking about - and I have barely touched the surface - adds up to a victory for the terrorists. When they plunged those hijacked planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon three years ago this morning, they were out to hijack our Gross National Psychology. If they could fill our psyche with fear - as if the imagination of each one of us were Afghanistan and they were the Taliban - they could deprive us of the trust and confidence required for a free society to work. They could prevent us from ever again believing in a safe, decent or just world and from working to bring it about. By pillaging and plundering our peace of mind they could panic us into abandoning those unique freedoms - freedom of speech, freedom of the press - that constitute the ability of democracy to self-correct and turn the ship of state before it hits the iceberg." -- Bill Moyers (b. 1934-06-05), 2004-09-11, speech to the Society of Professional Journalists

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