Fear of Clowns

"Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable."
- H. L. Mencken

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Keep afraid 

Today is the 100th birthday of Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb. It's also the 54th anniversary of the first atomic explosion to be shown on live network television. Now we're supposed to feel afraid of the terra'sts, I suppose. John Adams seems to have been correct when he observed that "Fear is the foundation of most governments."

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