In the 1990s the world was facing a crisis – the Y2K issue where it was predicted that computer networks were going to crash so bad that it would be the end of civilization. There was two modes of behavior in response to this threat. One was to buy food and generators and prepare for the end of the world. The other was to start a massive effort to reviewing the computer code and fixing the problems before the year 2000 hit. As a result – the Y2K apocalypse never occurred. The survivalists crawled out of their caves and rejoined society.
We are now facing a similar issue about where society will go. We have a choice between terror an hope. To choose a path of war or peace. o we engage in an unending war against enemies both real and imagined? Or – do we do the hard work and fix the problem? Do we proceed on a war footing or a footing of peace. Do we face the problems and fix them – or do we crawl into our caves and await the end of the world? In this election we have a message of terror and a message of hope. Hope is the hard path because it requires more work up front. But war doesn’t solve the problem. Eventually – you have to do the hard work – you have to win the peace.
That is the choice we have today between Kerry and Bush. It’s the choice between hope and terror. We need to fix the problem. So I’m voting for Kerry.