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Fear is our enemy

Ken's Korner
by Ken Johnston

“There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.”
–President Roosevelt, WWII
Famous words that we today need to heed.
While there is a war involving bombs and troops on the other side of the globe, there is also another war going on that does not involve booms and bangs that obliterate buildings and kill people.
It is a war that is nearly as deadly to the mind as the other is to physical property and bodies. It is a psychological war that has its deepest roots in our fear of the unknown and the unseen.
It is the bio-terrorism that is capturing so many headlines around the world and has sparked a wave of paranoia that hasn’t been seen since WWII when German U-boats parked themselves off the east coast of the U.S. and were even rumoured to have ventured into the inland waters of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
With well over 200 million people in North America and only a handful of confirmed cases of anthrax infection, it is evident that the terrorists have achieved their goal in invoking fear amongst the masses.
But people need to be vigilant and fight off the fears and remember that while there is a risk that someone could try and unleash such an attack here, the chances are very remote.
We can not let those who would stoop so low to terrorize us win a battle that we provide the weapon for. If we deprive them of the weapon of fear, we win the war.
Let freedom reign!
–Until then,