Just over an hour ago two bombs ripped apart the finish line celebrations of the Boston Marathon, home of the act of terrorism known as the Boston Tea Party that put the colonies on the irreversible course to forming the United State of America. Now 12 years into our war on the very tactics that were used to create us, it strikes home... again.
In yet another odd coincidence today, this county's judiciary and its law makers are in the thick of trying to enact some level of legislation to limit law abiding citizens ability to acquire assault-like weapons. There are many load voices who would like this not to happen... and in the American tradition, if you cannot get your way through peaceable means... act out in violence, start a needless war and create a media smoke screen to distract from the actual issues...
Hmmm... could these explosions be an attempt to do just that? Derail the debate... I don't know... but like that day 11 1/2 years ago who's date was the same as the national number to dial in case of emergency (9-1-1, 9/11) and perpetrated by a militant group our own government funded and trained to defeat the U.S.S.R. in a proxy war... the holiday in the area of the country known as New England (of which one could argue Boston is the capital) that is being celebrated goes by the name of Patriots Day... what is more patriotic in this country than protecting our individual rights to bare arms? So why not do something radical in order to protect that right?