-FS's (late at night, somewhere)
I was thinking tonight about medical terminology, specifically, about the concept of 'free radicals' and how this metaphorically seals our fate with regard to how we treat social dissidents.
Think about it, 'free radicals' are said to be the leading cause of aging and thus death, does that not seem appropriate for a society asphyxiated on fearing establishment groomed terrorist and other boogeymen. one who is hellbent on stamping out any dissent that would compromise the vitality of this oppressive machine?
According to Ziopedia:
"The free-radical theory of aging (FRTA) states that organisms age because cells accumulate free radical damage over time. A free radical is any atom or molecule that has a single unpaired electron in an outer shell. While a few free radicals such as melanin are not chemically reactive, most biologically-relevant free radicals are highly reactive. For most biological structures, free radical damage is closely associated with oxidative damage. Antioxidants are reducing agents, and limit oxidative damage to biological structures by passivating free radicals."
Anyways just something to think about :)