Fusion October 2010
Boo! Yes, it’s October again, time for another Halloween and Scariest Issue Ever! I’ll be straight with you. Every time we sit down to talk about an October issue, I get a little afraid…not of what we’re about to write, but that there might not be anything to write.
I mean, what if things started getting better? Maybe the news around the world and in our country was improving? Maybe politicians have finally started acting in our best interests instead of theirs? Maybe the White House has thrown out its ideological agenda and actually listened to what "we the people" want? Maybe the popular culture has stopped celebrating the shameful lives of the rich and famous and turned its attention to the true heroes amongst us? Maybe we’ve finally started to become less like the America we all fear could be and more like the America we once were?
Maybe it isn’t the Scariest Issue Ever?
No such luck. Be afraid…oh, be very, very afraid.
As much as I wish all those "maybes" were coming true, they’re not, at least not right now. Rest assured that as you turn the pages of this Fusion, it is indeed our Scariest Issue Ever! So as we face another October of things that go bump in the night, tell yourself and your children that there’s no monster in the closet or boogey man hiding under the bed, but we do have a whole lot more to fear than fear itself. Right now, Washington D.C. makes Amityville seem like Disney World.
We’re stuck with a lame duck Congress, and if you think they’re ineffectual when they do have the juice to get things done, it’s absolutely terrifying to think of how underwhelming they’ll be when they don’t, sitting on their hands and waiting out the clock. The proposed Card Check legislation takes the serious issue of an American’s right to join a union and subjects it to the possibility of coercion. Not only does it take away an employee’s privacy when deciding whether to join a union, but it also forgets that private ballots are a basic American right.
The Internet is slowly shaping up to become the Biggest Brother of all, and just one demonstration of that is the possibility that once your medical records get digitized, they could become as widely available as Paris Hilton’s Twitter page. Then there’s the ever-
increasing fear of car bombs, the illegal immigration problem that’s only getting worse (don’t get me started), and the future of Cap n’ Trade as a means of environmental protection.
Yes, this may be the Scariest Issue Ever, but we can also look at it as a great big "To Do" list. The only thing scarier than the contents of this Fusion would be the idea that it was all a lost cause and nothing more could be done. You and I both know that’s not the case, not by a long shot. If there’s one sure-fire cure to what’s ailing (and scaring) America, it’s Americans like you.
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