The anthrax incidents have been cowardly, terrorist acts that
are no less heinous acts against our country than the events of
Although the death count can’t be compared, the anthrax
incidents have a more lasting effect on our country’s
stability and psyche. The psychological effects have spawned
more fear than all of the events of September 11th put together.
Terrorism is attacking on a personal, at-home level. "It
could happen to me" is the new fear that is permeating
throughout the country.
Recent findings from the FBI are proving that it is
quite possible that a domestic group is responsible for these
terrorist attacks. If this is true, no one should be surprised
if it turned out to be a right-wing militia group. I wonder what
the reaction would be from Republicans if we find out this to be
This is not a far-fetched idea. After all, we were all quite
disappointed to find out that there weren’t Muslim terrorists
behind the Oklahoma City bombing, but a conservative, white
So my question to those Republican military jingoists
is: Will you go after these groups with the same tenacity
and relentlessness as you would a Muslim military group or an
I am certainly not hoping for this to be true, but wouldn’t
it be dramatic to watch the conservative pundits back-peddle
toward a more liberal stance against these
We might even get a few of them to question the terrorists'
motives, which is something they have refused to do concerning
the incidents of September 11.
The possibility of these attacks being committed by our very
own is no joke. It would also make more sense that it is a
white, male, conservative, right-wing group. The only Senators
who received the anthrax were not only Democrats, but staunch
opponents of Bush. These leaders of the Democratic Party are a
direct threat to the right-wing in next years elections. Senate
Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), the first Senate target of
the virus, is the greatest threat to Bush’s tax-cut giveaways and
misguided education plans.
Patrick Leahy (D-VT), another target, is holding up many of Bush’s extreme judicial
appointments. There are hundreds of nominees for judges that
Leahy is dragging his feet on.
All of which threaten the right-wing's ongoing attempt to
take advantage of the current situation to force programs
through they couldn't otherwise get passed.
I wonder if there will be any hate crimes against white males
if my hunch proves to be true.
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