posted on May, 28 2006 @ 02:16 PM
A lot of this imagery is playing off the fear of death. The weapon, the faceless "reaper" figure in an invicible armour.
I have no fear of death, and for some reason, I find guys in this gear hot as heck...I have no idea why.
Why people suspect they will be targeted alongside criminals and terrorists is beyond me. It reeks of fear, and fear is the great catalsyt to the
human tendancy to "seek a savior".
Most people are of the opinion that these guys are the anti-christ or something, and I just don't see that. It's an irrational conclusion to me,
based off pre-conditioned attitudes and outlooks of people who haven't yet realized the actualization of self-awareness.
If we know whats going on, what they want and what they are on the look out for in terms of "undesirables" it just seems natural to embrace a new
way of adapting to the change in the social enviroment...
unless of course, everyone is lazy and tired of personal evolution.
The consumer is not going to be the target as I see it - the average american who works a job and works within their community in some form or fashion
(even just being there for a friend is considered a contibution).
If there is fear in our hearts, these guys are going to pick up on it - cops just work that way. I went down to the convience store last night and
the officer (younger guy, I could sense his fear and suspicion of me) watched me for any signs of paranoia or subversion. (It's a small town with a
big meth problem).
I smiled at him and said hello, and went about my business. He watch me the whole time. (I dress rather advant-garde in terms of small town
But the point is - he's been trained to look for things like that. He's a small town rookie cop charged with protecting the peace. Sure, I fall
into the stereotype of "different", but my action speak otherwise.
MILITARY COPS - on the other hand, are trained to look for specifics..and I've met a few of them as well (my father trained special ops guys in the
There are two types of military guys - cilvilians with something to prove, and they usually get weeded out for most operations early in their carrers
- and then the high level soldier - who is solid, steadfast, of high moral and not subject to fits of pointless action or hasty judgement.
Why everyone thinks the military would unleash a bunch of idiots onto the street iwth guns and armor to play "games" witht eh public is just
ridiculous a concept to me - I know firsthand how intensive the screening for canadites with these liberties is.
Seems there is a startling amount of lack of faith in the military due to the stupidity of certain members of the frontlines of governement (which
could explain why guys in office get limited terms, but the soldier has the potential for a lifelong carrer).
Besides, most soldiers I've met (marines and tactic operations) are extremely well balanced and moral people.
I seriously doubt they would "turn on" the people they've dedicated their entire lives to serving just because some nutbag behind a desk told them
Most would stage a coup, or drop out and join the opposition.
If there is any danger - it's within people who act before thinking things through, regardless if they're in armor or just presenting ideas
Just a thought.