Fear is a survival mechanism which activates a “flight or fight” response. Sometimes, flight isn’t possible and you are stuck with one response, fight. The Democrats on the Hill want us to run from Iraq. To effect this end, they create a fear of fear.
Fear can motivate one to do something about the situation that created the fear or can immobilize one into inaction. I believe those who fear fear are the ones who would become immobilized by it, but are ashamed of their cowardice. Now, no one wants to be thought a coward so they rationalize or excuse their shortcomings by ridiculing those of us who are motivated to confront our fears and fight back.
Pity these people but don’t let them break your own resolve. We face fear every day of our lives in one manner or another. Some threats are larger and more deadlier than others but still only part of the fears we face every day. We live with those fears and work to end them only to have them replaced by new fears. That’s humanity, folks. That’s survival. Refusing to face your fears or trying to make them go away through appeasement only gets you dead.