First let me say that the events in Boston were a horrible tragedy and I feel terrible for the victims, their families and those that have suffered
because of it. My point with this thread is to not minimize what happened or slight the people that it happened too but I feel I should bring some
reality too the situation.
The best estimates I could find were 4 killed and around 200 wounded in the Boston bombing. While it is a current and relevant event, realistically
compared to the statistics of deaths in the U.S. it is virtually insignificant. You almost have a better chance of falling on scissors and killing
yourself accidently than you do of dying in a terrorist activity in the United States yet the media and our government would have you believe that
relieving you of your liberty is the only chance you have of surviving the insurmountable onslaught of endless terrorist plots and destruction.
Lets take a look at just one statistic, from there, feel free to research your own statistic of choice for a little clarity on just how much terrorism
poses a threat to us all and our country.
The CDC says:
In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 3,267 in 2010. An additional, 387,000 people were injured
in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.
To put this into perspective, more people were killed and injured in one year because of distracted driving than have been killed in terrorism events
in the last 15 years. Where is the outrage? Where is the legislation to protect us from this insane amount of threat and danger? Where is the main
stream media doing 3 hour long segments lecturing us about the terrors of texting while driving?
We have a seat belt law that protects us from ourself, a law to not text while driving in some states that is rarely enforced and some token 30 minute
long segments on the news on why it is bad. This is because it's not entertaining or exciting to die while driving distracted and nobody really cares
unless it affects them. Terrorism though, is big and bold and is painted to be worse than cancer for you and so scary in fact that we need to start
ripping up the Constitution and giving up our liberties en mass. (I dare you too look up how many people die a year from cancer).
My point is, you have a better chance of being killed by some ass hat driving down the highway texting than you do dying from terrorism, it's not
worth giving up any freedom or rights for, statistically speaking, terrorism is almost non existent.
The TSA has an 8.1 billion dollar budget per year and has been in operation for around 10 years yet they have failed to apprehend even 1 terrorist.
How is that justified? The answer is, it can't be, it's a product of fear mongering and control implemented by the federal government. As is the DHS,
completely redundant and unnecessary except for to provide Obama with the domestic military he said we needed publicly for reasons unknown. What
exactly has the DHS done for us? What will they do for us? Compare their budget to terrorist events, it's laughable at best and treasonous at worst.
Thousands more people have claimed to see bigfoot this year than have been affected by terrorism. It's practically a myth except something like Boston
is broadcast over every Main Stream Media outlet for days and weeks until every magazine, every newspaper, every television statement blows it up into
such a big deal and has every joe blow on the street so scared there going to step on an IED walking from the train to work that they start getting
angry when no freedom is taken from them in order to keep them safer.
It's out of hand. Look up any American death statistic you want, they all make death by terrorism look like a complete and total joke. A bad one.
edit on 25-4-2013 by Helious because: (no reason given)