the idea that the passage of the healthcare bill is triumph of hope over fear is, of course, just empty propaganda. so: if i argue that anyone might be in a position to lose their healthcare, or that you might not be able to get treatment for your pre-existing condition, etc, am i not appealing to fear? isn't fear a perfectly good motivation for legislation, or for killing legislation? didn't the new deal programs appeal to people's fear of poverty, illness, old age, etc? why not? we are fragile human beings. when we go to war, we do it from fear. when we go to school, we do it from fear. say you're standing in the middle of route 95, and it's fear that motivates you to dodge the oncomong truck. is that an error or a betrayal of the best that is within us? actually: is there a distinction between hope and fear? as i dodge the truck, i hope to live and fear dying in the very same act. you can't have ne without the other, no matter what your fucking poster says. anyway: just shut up with the slop and try to give me the frigging argument.