This has been an incredible week one of shock horror, and courage. The the differences and similarities tell a lot of about who we are as as a nation. The Boston Marathon was bombed and 5 Deaths and 160 + seriously maimed and wounded. The tiny city of West Texas was virtually blown up with at least 15 people killed . 200 hurt hundreds of homes destroyed.
The Boston bombing had all the drama, the week unfolded like a Diehard movie, What’s interesting is that the agencies seemed so reluctant to share information. Its like they didn’t trust the people. When they released the photos identifying the bombers it was just hours until they were shaken loose. Watertown, Cambridge and Boston were locked down, people told to stay off the streets. on Friday Boston was under siege, and in effect a police state. The only folks allowed on the streets were police. businesses were closed while police searched private property, while the folks locked themselves into their house.It was only when the lockdown was released that it was a citizen that found the younger Dzhokhar Its interesting to note that for the most part the citizens were unarmed and defenseless. while the Dzhokhar brothers were well armed even though they didn’t have a permit. Pistol permits n Mass are on a “May Issue” basis and left to the cities discretion.
West, Texas.has been all but ignored. The explosion killed 14 people most of them were unpaid volunteer firerfighters and EMTs. 200 people injured Dozens of lives were spared because volunteers firefighters were evacuating the nursing home right up to the time of the explosion. .These people were self reliant, left to their own devices to respond and save themselves.
The main stream media doesn’t care to much about Texas especially rural Texas. They think and act different. They don’t understand the lack of reliance on government, and are a long drive away from the Major TV markets of the coasts. These are the people who arm themselves to protect themselves.
President Obama will visit Texas this week, to reap money for the Democratic party. He will not visit West Texas to offer support. Nothing in it for him I guess, not his kind of people.