Government never ceases to amaze me. It always takes years of study by PhDs, behavioral specialists and yes, of course, a cadre of lawyers to realize "we need a stronger gate." The Washington Navy Yard is fortunate that five or six people with explosive vests did not show up for work that fateful day.
Government always panics when their bad judgment kills our citizens. It's funny how no one in Washington is ever fired for bad judgment---unless of course they are caught on camera. The blame for incompetence is always shared, and with time, Americans do forget and move along. Perhaps this is what Washington learned from Fort Hood.
According to the Defense Department, the military has been busy instituting over 50 of the 89 recommendations that came from two separate reviews of the Fort Hood shooting. Most of these recommendations serve little purpose in preventing deaths. They are designed to provide countless levels of cover for a federal bureaucracy that promises an expense illusion of safety to its citizens. Reminds me of the bomb drills we used to participate in as a kid. Most Americans do not remember this government illusion of safety, so I will share it with you.
Once upon a time in America, we lived in great fear of a nuclear war. Not dirty bombs, but national and world destruction. Our government's solution to assuage the fears of parents sending their kids to school was to train students how to best survive a nuclear event. Classroom by classroom, grade by grade we would single file out into the hallway and line the walls. We were then instructed to place our hands on the tops of our heads and shield our faces using our arms and elbows. In my school, the nuns would then instruct all of us to say a prayer. After the bomb drill exercise was completed, we resumed classes.
On one occasion, a little girl from first grade, traumatized during the bomb drill, was the focus of everyone's attention. Tears fill my eyes as I recollect her very real and frightened face. You see this little child thought we were all going to die, and she wanted her mommy. She did not understand that it was just a drill. The teachers did not understand that the illusion of safety did not fool her.
America is still buying government's sleight of hand.
However, it would serve us well to remember we are an easy target. Sacrificing freedom and liberty will not improve our vulnerabilities.
I am not sure what lessons Washington learned from Fort Hood. Probably the same lessons we spent so much money and sacrificed so many lives for after 9/11; lessons only understood by politicians and public policy experts making careers out of failure.
They surely did not learn the difference between workplace violence and an act of terrorism. I also wonder if they learned any lessons about infiltration and Islamification. Then again, that may be asking too much of a Defense Department under Barrack Obama.
Here are the top issues of our Defense Department as stated on their website: Afghanistan, Sexual Assault Prevention, Warrior Care, Cyber Security, and Defense Strategic guidance. For those who did not know, current US Defense Strategic Guidance remains focused on "Sustaining US Global Leadership;" Global leadership under Barrack Hussein Obama.
Liberals do not believe in gates or fences.
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