The Sheep of Watertown
The events following the Boston bombing were instructive as to how far we have fallen as a free society. After having failed at their most basic fiduciary responsibility of keeping the country safe (surely more to come on this in the future), the government aggressively flexed its authority over its subjects, the residents of Watertown, Massachusetts. Juxtaposed with the recent national debate on more stringent gun laws, the future of Americanism is in question.
Most disturbing was to watch the nameless and faceless domestic paramilitary forces all "ninjaed up," going house-to-house, conducting warrantless searches. So much for the Constitution's 4th Amendment protections. Residents were aggressively forced from their homes at gunpoint, physically pushed from their properties, ordered to put their hands over their heads, and personally searched on the streets, while their homes were subject to search without consent. The footage found here, as an example, should disturb any American in the alleged land of the free.
While an unusual event, Watertown isn't the first taste of government-enforced thuggery in the name of law and order. Reflect back to Hurricane Katrina. As in the Boston bombing government failure, after failing at all levels of government to respond to the hurricane, the follow-up response to the devastation included disarming law-abiding citizens. Law enforcement went door-to-door confiscating We the People's means of self-protection, during a time when looting and robbery were prevalent. As one of many examples, watch the video here of an elderly woman physically assaulted, tackled, and knocked to the floor in her own kitchen by what can only be described as thugs with badges, so that they could take her sole means of self-defense away.
It is hard to justify or condone the sudden transition of your fellow citizens -- the local smile-and-wave, protect-and-serve police force -- to the enthusiastic thuggery depicted in this type of video. As Harry Reid admonished us in the recent gun rights debates, "I'll vote for the ["assault weapons"] ban because maintaining the law and order is more important than satisfying conspiracy theories who [believe in] black helicopters and false flags."
Perhaps Senator Reid and his Democrat cohorts didn't observe the black armored personnel carriers on the streets of America, or the excessive magazine capacity in use by the domestic paramilitary. Perhaps Senator Reid and his cohorts didn't see that the domestic paramilitary possessed truly automatic assault weapons of war, which they pointed at We the People as they went door-to-door during these forced evictions and searches. Perhaps the number of rounds fired well beyond the 10-round magazine capacity determined to be enough by Senator Feinstein during the shootout with the bad guys didn't register with these progressive senators.
Massachusetts in general and the Boston area in particular are subject to some of the most stringent gun control laws in our country. We have learned that these two domestic criminals (not enemy combatant-terrorists, according the Obama administration) were illegally in possession of the weapons they used during the shootout, not to mention the bombs they detonated. While I am sure that this "common sense" is a bit confusing to the likes of Senator Pat Toomey (RINO-PA), criminals, by definition, don't follow the rules. Also, as a future tip for Senator Toomey, when you find yourself at odds with your supporters, separated from your own political party, and on the same side of gun control legislation as the Democrats (the recently failed Toomey-Manchin gun control bill), use that as a red flag going forward.
The quick and easy transition from citizen to sheep in Watertown was breathtaking. Shelter-in-place was the order from the government minders. Obediently, this major metropolitan area submitted. Unfortunately, the relative ease of closure and disruption of a major metropolitan area was likely not missed by those who may wish in the future to spread terror among us.
Massachusetts has one of the lowest rates of gun ownership in the nation. What went through the minds of the sheep while sheltering in place as the wolf prowled around their doors? How emasculating it must feel to be a husband or father whose only response to grave danger to yourself, your wife, and your family is to cower in your home, door locked, awaiting the wolf to prey upon your family, with the shepherd your only hope of salvation.
With the backdrop of Boston as the location of so many of the American Revolution's historic events that gave rise to the ideals of Americanism, it is disturbing to see how easily and quickly the government took control over an acquiescent We the People. How can the government manage us and protect us if we won't submit? What have we already traded, and what will we trade in the future for a false sense of safety...the American birthright of freedom and liberty our founders fought and died to secure?