It's always darkest right before they turn the lights back on…

Just a quick thought…

Everyone by now has heard about the big blackout on the east coast and eastern Canada. Well, I was just looking over CNN’s web site and something funny struck me:

Last night, while the power was still off and the great city of New York was bathed in inky blackness; darkness akin to a Snake Pliskin movie where roving bands of gun toting thugs rule the city, absolutely nothing happened…

Now wait, this is truly odd.

I figured in the security of the night the town would have been torn down to its foundations and high rise buildings set ablaze. After all, this is New York were talking about here. But no, the people of New York showed genuine “brotherly love” last night as they went to bars lit with candles to drink up the last of the beer, for free, before it got warm and slept out in the streets to look at the stars they so rarely get to see…

Absolutely nothing happened…

Meanwhile, we turn out gaze northward to Ottawa Ontario, a city known for its art and culture, where people sit in city parks and watch the clouds roll slowly by…

Today Ottawa is nearly under martial law and anything not nailed down or flaming has been looted. They’ve declared a state of emergency and are requesting people stay indoors…

I really think the scare of 9/11 has really done something to the psychology of the average New Yorker, and that it is a good change.