Thank you, Molly.
I find this event of interest because it’s an example of how the new normal is brought into place, in this case the deployment of extensive, over-the-top militaristic troops for a trivial event. And it was accepted… Job done.
Actually, this process is going on in, perhaps, every area of our lives – music, fashion, political correctness, word usage, sexuality, the role of women, parents and the elderly (what happened to the community elders and their undeniable wisdom? Now, we have “politicians” and elders consigned to old people’s homes…). It’s just not so blatant but it is truly everywhere. And, frankly, there is almost no wisdom of the community to share with the young. It’s been destroyed. Think about how different life is today from 20, then 50, then 100, then 200 years ago, in almost every way. Almost none of this is by chance.