So, did anyone notice how people in Boston went to bed Thursday night, and woke up Friday morning under martial law?
How could such a thing happen so quickly? Clearly, the swift and efficient way that things got "locked down" in Boston came from a place of pre-planning.
At the end of the long day, people filled the streets applauding the law enforcement (who did an incredible and highly professional job handling this past week's crisis), but I wonder if the feeling would have lasted had the "lock down" gone on for the whole weekend?
I also have to wonder, if the Newtown, CT shooter had fled the scene rather than killing himself, would Newtown have been closed down like Boston while the search was underway? Or would the same treatment have been followed, tolerated and applauded, had the suspect being sought been a white good ole boy bomber bitching about the 2nd amedment?
There are lots of hind sight perspectives to come out of what happened last week in Boston, and I think the conversation will lead to some serious conflict in how we think and feel about security and liberty. That is, if we actually have that conversation.
And that will include the topic of the Big Brother methods used to identify the bombers from the mass of footage that existed.
You are being watched. Whether you know it, or like it, or not. And if "they" want, "they" can close one of the nation's largest cities. We just saw the test run in Boston. And it was a smashing success. Perhaps now, some of those in power will be itching to take this hit show on the road.