I don't know about the rest of you, but I've been encountering a lot of people who are going into panic mindsets over the current situations in the world. These people are sure that we're headed to World War III and a second holocaust, and they've even assigned each of our current world leaders roles, matching them up to the leaders present in the 1930's and 1940's. "So and so is the new Hitler, and this guy is Neville Chamberlain, and that guy is FDR (who, just in case you didn't know, ignored the situation in Europe as long as he could, even once he knew what was going on)."
There's talk of nuclear warfare against Israel and worldwide anti-semitism, there's fear of a complete economic meltdown, universal Muslim takeovers, and high cholesterol.
And with all that fear going around and the people at Fox News fanning the flames, there are also an immense number of people who don't seem concerned enough. I've heard these people compared with sheep to the slaughter, Jews before the Holocaust, and any number of metaphors for docile idiots.
So, here's my question: Where should I be? Right now, I'm bouncing back and forth from both ends of the spectrum. Sometimes I'm terrified, and other times I'm nonchalant, laughing at how paranoid everyone is. Where should I be? Is there really a happy medium here? Can I be afraid that all of these doomsday predictions may come to pass, but still remain level-headed enough to at least give off the impression of sanity? And what's the point of being afraid if there's nothing I can do? I've always felt that I want to go mad before I die. That way, I won't see it coming.
I have no point to make here. I wish I did. At the very least, I'm requesting insights. I'm curious to know what others think, especially after reading this article.