Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.
Along with watching cable news terrorism coverage 24/7, some people appear to think it's your patriotic duty to run around with your hair on fire. It's the American Way.
Following the latest mass-shooting event in San Bernardino, California, President Obama gave a nationally televised address from the Oval Office. Because last week's killers were a husband-and-wife team of deranged Muslims instead of the stereotypical lone male demento, the White House sought to offer reassurance.
As is his custom, Obama expressed calm determination.
"The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it," he vowed. "We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us. Our success won't depend on tough talk, or abandoning our values or giving into fear. That's what groups like ISIL are hoping for. Instead, we will prevail by being strong and smart, resilient and relentless."