The saddest thing About NYC

When questioned about criticism of the increased surveillance, Mayor Bloomberg said: “We live in a world where we have to have a balance. We can’t just say everybody can go every place and do anything they want.”
It is to say the least, shocking that people were not up in arms regarding this statement. However, we do live in a time in which the media will give accolades to such statements & individuals have come to believe that the personal safety of most can be held intact by a hodgepodge of surveillance, snitching, and police intimidation. It is a chilling state of affairs because the fact of the matter is that most people see nothing wrong with the police or any ‘authority’ figure to have access to everything about any one they deem to be a ‘terrorist’. This term terrorist is an amorphous nebulous term which can be molded to mean any one given the language of the PATRIOT Act, which makes even misdemeanors a potential act of terror. We all need to think a lot more about what we are being told. Especially when you consider that there have been more acts of terror prior to 9/11 than before.
And saddest of all is that, if memory serves me correct, is that Bloomberg said this prior to the election and still won! I think C. X. Brouder was right when he said, “If the people of New York vote for Bloomberg again then they will get what they deserve.”

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