The Flathead Area Secular Humanist Association is a grassroots, democratic, member-driven organization in northwestern Montana. Membership comprises secular humanists, atheists, agnostics, naturalists, skeptics and other freethinkers.
America is Frightened
Forget what you read in the newspapers and magazines, see on television, or hear on the radio. Despite what the pundits, politicians, bureaucrats and security experts say, an international network of terrorists is not poised to attack America again. It doesn’t have to anymore.
Richard E. Wackrow
Thank you for visiting my Web site.
I am head of the Flathead Area Secular Humanist Association in northwestern Montana, and author of the book Who’s Winning the War on Terror.
FASHA provides a community for the nonreligious of Flathead County, Montana. It also performs regular community-service activities, and aggressively promotes the doctrine of separation of church and state in one of the most conservative counties in Montana.
My book Who’s Winning the War on Terror is an empirical examination of America’s overreaction to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the counterterrorism-/surveillance-industrial complex that arose as a result.
Since the book, I have written several magazine articles and newspaper columns about various facets of the war on terror — such as the junk science that foments Americans’ fears of another deadly terrorist attack, the consummate fecklessness of airport security, and the government waste, pork-barreling and xenophobia that characterize America’s war against a tactic. In 2012-2014, I had a modest speaking schedule based on those themes.
My preretirement credentials include serving as a reporter and editor for newspapers in several markets, as well as writing for the Dallas Morning News, Entrepreneur magazine and other major publications.
As you read through these pages, please remember the advice of Scottish philosopher David Hume: “A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.”