Boston has always maintained a sense of autonomy. Annexed by America's epic battles for self-governance, the city remains an industriousness co-mingling of old and new world identity.
Gem of the sea Irish pride still pervades Southie, while Dorchester, as distant from rice fields wide enough for a flock of storks to spread their wings across, is home to a new generation of Vietnamese émigrés.
On a day commemorating battles fought and lives lost in Lexington and Concord, two immigrant brothers clashed not only with time immemorial, but those now forging out a better life than the one they knew.
The interloping seconds of the Boston Marathon bombings was the fifth terrorist attack on American soil under Barack Obama's watch; one in which domestic terror ranks below the assault on protectorate laws such as the 2nd Amendment.
For one day, Boston's urbane, spirited way of life was in lockdown, the FBI combing Watertown searching for the escaped Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
As Blackhawk helicopters circled the boroughs, Fox News reported the older Tsarnaev, Tamerlan, already on a terror watch list, and killed in a firefight with law enforcement the night before, had traveled between the United States and the Russian Republic of Dagestan in 2011; a trip Janet Napolitano indifferently referred to as a "ping," given he was able to evade the Feds upon re-entering the U.S.
The brothers Tsarnaev inculcating doctrine was facilitated at Boston's Islamic Society Mosque, a haven of anti-American figureheads and rhetoric. Napolitano's furtive "ping" and Obama's refusal to reference radical Islam's war on America has, as the Mosque, empowered those covert enemies of freedom within our borders.
The design of the Tsarnaev attack, Nidal Hasan's heinous, religious rampage at Fort Hood in what the Defense Department ludicrously labels "workplace violence," and three other centralized assaults are being manipulated in federal courts as the Obama administration efforts to multi-sensitize and battle the unsavory stereotypes of Muslim attackers.
While Obama bemoans America to "not jump to conclusions until we have all the facts," those State Department specifics, perpetual distortions and cover-ups only become unraveled during congressional oversight hearings. The slaughter of 4 Americans in Benghazi is evidence to that.
With an ineffectual, apologetic president whose says the U.S. is no longer a Christian nation and "we must educate ourselves more effectively on Islam," an apathetic secretary of Homeland Security and attorney general whose spent the last 16 years defending terrorists, it was the yeoman work of Boston regional law enforcement capturing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a suburban backyard.
The famous Massachusettsan John Quincy Adams once said, "America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy." Little could he have known then, that given the chance, they seamlessly come to America to do the same.
Because they can.