Apr. 22nd, 2013

sidravitale: japanese lady2 LJ icon by musesrealm (japanese lady2 musesrealm)
I have little to say. Two young men attacked others with explosives a week ago today. I don't want to use the word 'terrorist' because, one, the word itself is so fraught it appears to drive everyone, media and politicians in this country, into madness, and two, I'm not sure this attack on people at the Boston Marathon really qualifies. I expect the surviving suspect to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

I do want to comment on some of the commentary re: the "lockdown". Some commentators have referred to the request of the governor and mayor to remain in our homes this past Friday as martial law, which it isn't, so far as I can tell. Some have expressed fears that requests from that level of leadership will be phrased as orders at street level (by individual police officers). Poppycock. Most if not all of the citizenry were listening to the radio and watching TV news, and heard these requests directly and clearly. We are not, generally speaking, fools.

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