When Fear Outweighs Reason

By Beacon Staff

A recent letter from a Kalispell resident provided definitions of “treason” and “traitor” to bolster her claim that, as she put it, “our government has been infiltrated openly with socialists, communists, Marxists and the Muslim Brotherhood.” She also asked readers whether they want to “live under the rule of the United Nations or the Constitution.”

The writer claims we are sheep being led to slaughter and that if we don’t stop “the take over”, our freedom will be lost. I suggest that another definition be considered. A paranoid delusion is the fixed, false belief that one is being harmed or persecuted by a particular person or group of people.

It is people who buy into the fear mongering of the extreme right who are the real danger to our country. We are in serious trouble as a community, a state and a nation when unwarranted fear outweighs reason in the minds of our citizens

Kathryn Ordway

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