In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday the country’s interpretation of the Constitution will “have to change” to allow for greater security to stave off future attacks.
“The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry,” Mr. Bloomberg said during a press conference in Midtown. “But we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”
Mr. Bloomberg, who has come under fire for the N.Y.P.D.’s monitoring of Muslim communities and other aggressive tactics, said the rest of the country needs to learn from the attacks.
“Look, we live in a very dangerous world. We know there are people who want to take away our freedoms. New Yorkers probably know that as much if not more than anybody else after the terrible tragedy of 9/11,” he said.
“We have to understand that in the world going forward, we’re going to have more cameras and that kind of stuff. That’s good in some sense, but it’s different from what we are used to,” he said.
It never seems to occur to the plutocrats and other Surveillance State functionaries that part of the reason why "we live in a very dangerous world" is because U.S. foreign policy makes it so.
Think of the ways our laws and interpretation of the Constitution have changed since 9/11.
We now condone torture.
The president says he has the right to assassinate anyone at any time for any reason, so long as that person is a "terrorist."
We hold "terrorists" or those we suspect are terrorists but can prove are so without a reasonable doubt in perpetuity in Guantanamo.
We drop drone bombs every week onto suspected terrorists all over the world, often killing innocents in the fallout.
Are we safer because of these acts and policies?
Or do we end up radicalizing many people, some of whom end up trying to take American lives?
I am of the opinion that the U.S. government and the plutocrats who run it were very happy 9/11 occurred.
They needed another endless "war" after the Cold War to use to control the populace through FEAR.
The never-ending War on Terror fits that bill perfectly.
They don't care about keeping people safe.
They care about control and power.
And they love when some horrific event like the Boston bombing occurs, because it helps along their cause - to impose as much surveillance on and control over people as possible.