prison-style lockdown must be in response to dastardly threats,
right? Nope. “As of this time there are no threats directed against
this event that we’re aware of,” New York City Police Commissioner
William J. Bratton aid just yesterday. This is all just in case.
It’s more than a taste. The American Security State is here now. Both the sheeple, frantically eager to trade liberty for security, and their Ruling Class shepherds, thrilled at the opportunity to impose ever greater control on the flocks, are in agreement.
There is also an ass-covering aspect to all this. The Ruling Class understands that even with all the security/control measures they have, and are still, putting in place, they aren’t really able to guarantee anybody’s safety. The Boston Marathon taught them that.
So while they might welcome another savage attack as an excuse to impose even stricter security controls, they want to be able to say that they took “every possible precaution” to prevent any such assault. Even though they well understand that all such precautions are, at bottom, futile.