Thursday, April 18, 2013

Boston Highlights the Illusion of Terror and Security

Boston Highlights the Illusion of Terror and Security: Sometime before 1775, American Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin wrote:

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Across much of the West, after September 11, 2001, we have indeed given up our essential liberty, and more over, our dignity in exchange for the illusion of safety. Our streets and public events are filled with militarized police and very literally soldiers wielding machine guns and riding around in armored vehicles. And yet with this militarized security, invasive Constitution-violating searches, warrantless wiretaps, humiliating pat-downs by federal security at airports, terrorist bombs still managed to rip through the streets of Boston killing 3 and injuring many more.

There is nothing more symbolic of the fall of America as a free people than scenes of impotent militarized police standing around aimlessly with their immense arsenal cradled in their idle hands in the wake of an attack their presence did nothing to prevent. What's more, is their presence after the attack was likewise useless, their weapons and armor incapable of doing anything to help the scores of injured.

Image: (AP) Militarized police stand around aimlessly before and after the blasts in Boston - exposing the "safety" offered to the public in the last 10 years by the growing police state as a mere illusion we have been made to accept, but clearly, to no avail.

We have given up our liberty and our dignity in order to obtain a little temporary safety - and predictably we have neither liberty nor safety.

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