Yesterday I opined in an essay called “The Shelf Life of Paranoia” the demeaning and infuriating invasion of privacy that is the consummation of years of paranoia building and the Bush Doctrine that treats us as potential enemies within our own borders was wrong on every level and a result of Paranoia.
Then asqv asked the perfect question bringing everything I had said into the realm of serious doubt.
“Paranoia or Security?”
She was referring, of course, to the Inaugural Event for Barack Obama, and the seemingly highly restrictive precautions being required for those who wished to attend.
I had to ask myself if I had double standards, or a definition so vague as to not be considered a standard at all.