Two for Flinchin’ Boston, the terrorists win this one

So Jim Samples resigned from the Cartoon Network over the knee-jerk reaction made by the city of Boston over the ridiculous ad campaign launched by Interference Inc. The resignation is pretty sad actually since Jim most likely wasn’t directly responsible for the drama. This stunt took place in several other cities as well did not react like the city of Boston did. Hell, the NYPD didn’t get a single call about the devices (and here’s a city that can justifiably worry about such things). While I can almost understand why people reacted the way the did, one has to wonder why it took folks a few weeks to even notice the devices?

The really sad thing is that any terrorist doesn’t even have to harm anyone in this country anymore. The current administration has made this country so scared that “boogey-man” Bin Laden is gonna get them. All anyone has to do these nowadays is say “there’s a bomb” somewhere or place something with exposed batteries and wires and the bomb squad is sure to show up. According to this article on Wired, terrorism only accounted for 3,147 deaths in the U.S. between 1995 and 2006. Why are we so scared? Personally, I’m more concerned about the drunk driving in front of me on 93.

This is an excellent example of terrorism working. Living in fear is exactly what the terrorists want. They’re called terrorists. This country is now so afraid that a juvenile prank can shut down an entire city just in time for rush hour. Now the terrorists objective are met, and they didn’t have do lift a finger. Glad I was working from home that day.

2 thoughts on “Two for Flinchin’ Boston, the terrorists win this one

  1. Much as I am tired of the whole thing being referred to as a “hoax,” (wouldn’t they have to prove that the marketing agency wanted to cause a bomb scare for it to be a hoax?), I guess the bomb squad’s job IS to check on things with batteries and wires, and probably especially if someone says “There’s a bomb.” Although this obviously looked like advertising to my jaundiced eye.

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  2. Much as I am tired of the whole thing being referred to as a “hoax,” (wouldn’t they have to prove that the marketing agency wanted to cause a bomb scare for it to be a hoax?), I guess the bomb squad’s job IS to check on things with batteries and wires, and probably especially if someone says “There’s a bomb.” Although this obviously looked like advertising to my jaundiced eye.

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