I feel truly saddened by what is been expressed here. I tried to explain my thoughts on another post and perhaps didnt do it very well (hud3).
Australians have a way of speaking in half sentences, and the perception that the listener already knows what you are talking about. It is something I have to think more about when typing on the internet
If our daily comfort is being reduced "for our own sake" then the "terrorists" have won. Here in Australia
, a campaign was started under the slogan "be aware but not alarmed" to be honest it went down like a lead balloon with the general population. (The fridge magnets that we where supplied with from the government
inscribed with this information..I kid you not, added to the sense of disbelief).
The power of sensible people who like and trust their protection agency's has to be a formidable weapon. When the social gap increases between "us and them" the flow of information will slow and life for all becomes harder.
If you are in trouble the police are your friends, go to them; thats what kids
should be taught. Imagine if they hear their parents (quite rightly) having a discussion about the unnecessary situation that occurred the other day. quote " I cant believe they pulled me over and treated me in that way..they looked just like soldiers"
Having major "visible presence" may stop petty theft, drug crimes and even some serious activities . but sadly it wont stop someone who has decided that their life is so worthless that they need to hurt other people with their own lifes end.
Perhaps the show of military type dress helps make us feel more secure. I still think it is pretty stupid to have a RIB
with a bloody big machine gun in the front. I have now seen the pics. It would compromise marine rescue
and be patently useless in any kind of aggression.
This is of course only my own reflection, but again I hate to meet with people who feel that they would like to live in a different country than their own, not because of outside threats but because of internal changes......
I hope that was clearer.