You can always expect the busybodies in our society to exploit a crisis, no matter how remote the future risks may be. After the train attack in France, and in light of a Papal visit next month, security is being beefed up in the Northeast, and apparently many are worried that an Amtrak line that runs from Washington DC to New York is vulnerable to a terrorist attack. And when I say “many” I mean the media and a sheepish passenger they interviewed. CBS Baltimore recently reported on the “threat” faced by commuters.
“There doesn’t seem to be many safeguards at all. You can run right up to the train and get on, without anyone stopping you or asking you any questions,” one passenger said as if it was a bad thing. The CBS report comes from an article that was cleverly titled ‘Trains Could Soon See “Airport-Level” Security’ despite providing no evidence that this was going to occur in the immediate future. In fact, cities like Philadelphia are planning to shut down train stations, rather than turning them into checkpoints. In reality, the CBS report reads like a promo of Homeland Security’s capabilities, and a plea for more funding.
After the recent movie theater shooting in Louisiana, the media also started calling for heightened security at movie theaters. If you ask me, it sounds like the mainstream media is thoroughly conditioning the population to accept a police state in America. Do you think they know something that we don’t?
Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.