Earlier today I wrote about how the media often distorts what Americans should really be concerned about. This is especially true when dealing with thetas that face the American people. The above article gives a list of what Americans are afraid of. In this country we are incredibly concerned about terrorism, which comes in at number three on the list, but not climate change, which comes in at last as things listed on this list. What’s so absurd about this is that Americans had about one in 20 million chance of being killed by a terrorist in a study done in 2010. Meanwhile everyone is going to be affected by climate change in some way.
A fun and forgotten chapter in American history:
In 1976 a terrorist organization, that had its roots in Puerto Rico, was brought down by a heroin addict. The FBI got a lucky break when the junkie broke into an apartment in the Westown section of Chicago looking for something to steal. What he stumbled upon was the first working bomb factory ever on United States soil by a terrorist organization. The junkie was later caught trying to sell a cache of dynamite on the street. The Chicago Police arrested him and the FBI investigated the apartment. The FBI was able to seize what was at the apartment and gain important information on the terrorist organization. None of this would have happened without the self serving powers of the street junkie. See, drugs do have their benefits!
This story is one I read in Tim Weiner ‘ s Enemies: A History of the FBI