fear speaks

ALBANY, N.Y. – The New York state Senate decisively rejected a bill yesterday that would have allowed gay couples to wed, providing a major victory for those who oppose same-sex marriage and underscoring the deep and emotional divisions surrounding the issue.   story

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“The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness.”
 – Dorothy Thompson

“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.”
 – Bertrand Russell

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