Ben Franklin was right when he said citizens willing to give up freedom for security get—and deserve—neither. Truer words were never spoken. You can NEVER be safe.
A large portion of America is currently wallowing in the artfully sold, oft preached circus of fear that is modern America. Tune into any TV, radio, social media, news outlet and you will be urgently reminded of vaguely how much terror is coming against you right now. We are inundated with news flashes, alerts and notices of the levels of terror that are coming to terrorize us terrcoristicly.
They loudly insist that there is no shortage of existential threats that are hell-bent on taking away your security. The evil focused on making you unsafe is impressive and dauntless.
As a general rule the threats are kept vague and sensationalist. They explain that its best not to look too deeply into the details of the threat, instead lets focus on the other group that is not keeping you safe enough from the threat. Luckily for you there is always a political party ready to take your trembling hand and promise to provide you with safety, to keep you safe.
Bullshit.You can never be safe. You can only be safer. You can not achieve safe. You can’t avoid all threats, risks, danger or life. Not and remain alive.
Are you afraid of what people will take from you or do to you? The only way you can be safe from other people is to kill them all.
You can absolutely be safer and you can certainly improve your safety in any given situation. The relentless pursuit of safe is one of the most dangerous things we can ever do as human beings, Any citizen wiling to give up freedom for security and safety, will get and deserve, neither.