I'm Watching You
Yesterday I was watching the commuters stream past all the soldiers in Grand Central. We no longer notice their machine guns. We don't even see that their hands are always near the triggers. I knew better than take their pictures, even in a crowded public place like a train station. Hell, I nearly got arrested standing on 3rd Avenue taking a picture of the Citigroup Building, which is still heavily guarded after last year's (faked by Bush) terrorist scare. How quickly we've become accustomed to this almost-police state, where we're continually encouraged to be ready to drop a dime on "suspicious activity". How soon before we're encouraged to form "neighborhood committees"? We definitely need to be more vigilant, but another form of that word is "vigilante". It's all so fucking depressing.