Tangerine Alert

“So the Homeland Security people run up the threat levels from Puce
to Magenta to Crimson and back down to Vermilion, keeping ordinary
Americans in a permanent state of anxiety, and most of the US media
disseminate this nonsense as though it had some connection to reality.”

“What you should not be able to do is to portray terrorism as the
greatest danger facing Americans today. Americans face a bigger risk of
drowning in the bath than of being killed by terrorists (a good reason to
take baths in pairs whenever possible), and a far greater risk of dying by
falling down the stairs. Even in the tragic month of September, 2001, just
as many Americans died in highway accidents as from terrorist attacks, and
almost as many died of gunshot wounds.”

Tangerine Alert By Gwynne Dyer

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