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Terrorism Is Really Just A Distraction
Terrorism is going to end up ruining our country. Not because of the danger it poses to us, that's actually negligible, but because it has become a major distraction preventing us from focusing on what is really important and that is our economy. We have a shrinking middle class, a vastly underemployed work force and a population that is aging into retirement. We have corporations stockpiling money offshore while refusing to increase wages and benefits for their workers. We still have large urban wastelands where unemployment is rampant, poverty is high and kids are dropping out of school in record numbers. These are all problems that we face everyday and affects each and every one of us. Terrorism is scary and it costs lives but the numbers are miniscule when compared to the mortality rate of infants in this country. Terrorism should piss you off and you should feel empathy with the victims of it, both here and abroad, but terrorism shouldn't distract us from [...]