Seems or police have been given their orders for the Royal Wedding and that is of zero tolerance and shoot to kill.Yes I know there are groups out there who want to disturb the wedding for their own selfish ends and gains, Anjem Choudhary’s (Muslims against crusades) mob being but one of them, though I think someone needs to have a word with him about when the crusades ended and who exactly holds the Holy Land these days and that it isn’t us.
Still shoot to kill seems very over the top, it certainly wasn’t mentioned as far as I’m aware during any previous Royal wedding, though I’m sure there were armed guards around along with various household regiments. Yet these days it seems that we have to overreact to everything, I mean why announce to the world that you’re going to shoot to kill? Can anyone else see the possibility of another Jean Charles de Menezes incident happening with the wrong guy being in the wrong place at the wrong time? Or how about the case of Henry “Harry” Stanley, who was shot 100 yards from his front door while carrying a wooden table leg in the street? Mistakes happen, we know this, but the police seem to have declared open season on anyone they think might be a tad suspicious.
We used to be quite free in this land of ours, free to roam the streets as kids, free to assemble, free to drink or smoke even free to protest without someone deciding we’re a danger to the state and the royals and shooting us down.
I wonder what historians will make of this period in time when we moved from a relatively free society to one bound down by the shackles of security legislation and deadly force being announced against those the state deem dangerous?
Assuming that of course anyone gets to write a real history of this time and place, now that’s the real worry, what if we can’t turn back the clock?