wicked Fearwitch whisked in Halloween early this year. With a hustle
and a bustle and brainless BinLaden muscle, she butchered innocent people
and terrorized their nation. September 11 became her Hallows Eve
debut through the efforts of her favorite goblin, BinLaden, and his
suicidal crew. She continued her trick or treat adventures with veiled
the boogey man will get you threats, poisoned potions, and
Humpty Dumpty will fall predictions aimed by her barbaric
mindless minions at a great nation. However, Fearwitch will eventually
fail to frighten America, because she underestimates the indomitable
spirit of its freedom-loving people.
Fearwitch has struck before with notorious nasties such as Adolph and
his chosen few and Benito, the dictatorial shrew, but she
has failed to defeat the American spirit. Today, she has a new goblin
with his maniacal ghouls, who celebrate death because they are too insane
to embrace life. They are cowardly predators who hide in societys
shadows and plot evil. Their Halloween costume is anonymity orderly
appearance disguising their deranged minds, bright eyes and bashful
smiles concealing their delusional hatred, polite manners luring their
prey into a false sense of security. Their tricks are suicidal rage,
psychological intimidation, and poisonous biological attacks, and their
treat is the terror of their victims.
On the other hand, freedom lovers create rather than destroy. They do
not need to lurk in shadows like terrorist ghouls, because their ideals
are noble, and as such, become more inspirational when exposed to reasons
light. Americans seek triumph for the individual and progress for society.
Their motives are humanitarian influenced by their ethical code to love
themselves and others and to behave accordingly. Their costumes vary
but their values do not. Some wear singed clothes stained by rescuing
victims from the carnage of a monsters hatred. Others dress formally
and bravely reassure their frightened constituents that all will be
well. Most are nondescript, except for their concerned expressions
a mothers loving smile, a fathers courageous eyes, a clerics
welcoming arms. They have no tricks, because they are neither devious
nor deranged. However, they do have treats peace and happiness
Certainly, Fearwitch and her shadow creatures will eventually fail,
because Americans celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Freedom-lovers are so busy living, caring, and growing that they have
little time to fear death. Rather they contemplate their own mortality
as a means to enrich life by highlighting the importance of every precious
moment. Therefore, they channel their energy to pursue values, which
truly matter, such as love, honor, and compassion.
© Patricia Conway October 2001
This Halloween - will you let your children out? Will the neighborhood
wacko try to scare your kids with 'white power substances'. What is
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