Don't Believe the Hype. Save Yourself. Question Authority."Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire said it centuries ago, but it still holds true today. There's a group of authoritarians in our country who are doing everything they can to make you afraid of things that almost certainly will not harm you, like terrorist bombs. They trust that you won't put the numerator of 3,000 over the denominator of 300,000,000 and see that the attacks of September 11, 2001 only killed 0.001 percent, or one in every hundred thousand Americans. Even if you encounter that number, the authoritarians hope that you will disregard it in the face of the persistent and absurd claims that terrorists are everywhere, they are out to get you, and they will, unless... . The word "unless" is always followed by something that you'd never agree to unless you first were tricked into believing the absurdity peddled by the authoritarians. Here's an example: "1. Well, if there were a ticking atomic bomb, and someone in custody knew exactly where it was and how to stop it, and there were only two hours left to find it, you'd torture, wouldn't you? 2. So come on, let us torture people even when there's no ticking atomic bomb, and we don't have enough proof to convict the people we've detained in a court of law, much less proof that they know where the nonexistent atomic bomb is." The example is real, although of course point #2 is never expressed in those terms. It never has to be. As long as the authoritarians get you to freak out with step #1, they'll be able to wave their hands and get you to express implicit consent for them to carry out unstated atrocities. It's all very comfortingly indirect, isn't it? But for the targets of these atrocities, the experience is no less brutal. Stop this process in yourself. Stop believing the absurdities of the authoritarians. Stop this process for our nation. Remove the authoritarians from power.
Democracy, Freedom, Truth: Our Liberal Values Postcards (Pack of 8)
The next time you get a mailing asking you to donate money because the Church is in need, send them this bumpersticker instead! Their eyes were watching God. Their hands were molesting children!
This bumper sticker offers a twist on the classic question: Is the climate changing, or is it just me? Remind people of the importance of global warming, while having a good laugh. Humor cools it out.
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What time is it? Well past time for world peace.
Baptists support Barack Obama for President for the same reason most other Americans do: Baptists are tired of the politics of hate and fear, and want a return to optimism and freedom in the USA.
In stark black and emerald green, this bumper sticker helps you declare yourself as yet another Utah environmentalist. And, with Utah's natural wonders, why wouldn't you be?