by Kurt Nimmo
The mega-hyped Boston bombing has given the police state a mega-boost. All across the nation, people are on pins and needles, afraid of the next terror bombing.
It doesn’t seem to matter that you are more than a thousand times more likely to die in a car accident than in a terrorist attack. People are suckers for government propaganda. If the government tells them terrorists are a threat, they usually believe it despite the fact dying or even getting injured in a terrorist attack is at best a remote possibility.
Authorities and cop shops all around the nation are gearing up for the next phase of the police state. Now that the establishment media has successfully convinced millions of Americans that al-Qaeda and Chechen immigrants are out to get them, it’s time to ramp up the Stasi police state.
For instance, in Pittsburgh, the cops are encouraging folks to call 911 if they “see something.” Actually seeing something is more likely now because the new terrorists look like a lot of Americans – white people from Europe. In the old days before Boston, it was difficult to see a terrorist. Most people on the street in America don’t wear turbans. They don’t look like Muslims from the 14th century. All of that changed on April 15, 2013, though.
“With the recent explosions in Boston, we are reminded once again that we must remain vigilant and aware of what is going on around us in our communities,” Allegheny County Chief of Emergency Services Alvin Henderson told CBS Pittsburgh on Friday.
All of the non-stop fear mongering since the Boston Marathon has paid off in spades. There were 186 reports of “suspicious activity” the week before the Boston Marathon. There were 311 reports of suspicious activity in Allegheny County the week after the bombings, according to CBS News.
No actual terrorist bombs were found, of course. People are now seeing bombs where none exist. All the fear and dread is great for Homeland Security and the military contractors busily preparing to fill the skies with drones and put up thousands and thousands of cameras and microphones on utility poles from Bangor, Maine to Escondido, California.
Mr. Henderson said we’re all part of the “Homeland Security package” providing safety from phantom terrorists we only see on television. It’s our duty to see something and tell the authorities something, no matter how inconsequential.
In fact, according John White, a parking lot attendant in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District, it is our responsibility to rat out our fellow citizens if we see something suspicious. “As citizens of the city of Pittsburgh, you have an obligation to your fellow neighbor. You have to watch out for anything and everything,” White told CBS News.
All of this informing on fellow citizens will naturally require a further expansion of the police state. More cops will have to be hired. More grants from Homeland Security. More military equipment passed down to police departments from the Pentagon. More high-tech wizardry will need be invented.
Sooner or later, after the next terrorist false flag, somebody will decide the Fourth Amendment is antiquated and, really, too damn dangerous. Police lock downs will be routine following see somebody, say something incidents. Citizens will gladly obey like they did in Boston and Watertown. And they will stand on street corners and enthusiastically wave little plastic flags made in China and chant “USA, USA!” as the founding fathers roll over in their graves.