—Is at the root of the TSA silliness.
The notion that there is a governmental solution to every human problem leads to this kind of nonsense.
Government is the faith of the faithless but in this new religion, heaven happens now.
I’ve said this before–most of us will die in a nursing home or while sleeping or watching TV. Get over your irrational fear of terrorism. You have a better chance of being killed by a falling brick from the Statler Hotel.
The state thrives on fear and as Mencken pointed out, spends a great deal of time and effort making us afraid of ghosts.
I dissected the fallacy of utopianism in my book Political Class Dismissed. As the title suggests, it’s a political science class rolled into a book.
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