October 7, 1994, The Denver Light Rail System opened for business. Up until then, we relied on the bus for public transportation. The Reginal Transportation District [RTD] does an incredible job of providing public transportation. We are very fortunate to have that infrastructure here in The Mile High City.

There is one thing about the light rail system that always stands out for me. Sometimes when I’m riding the train, I see a system designed to move troops and law enforcement. Possibly, something similar to marshal law. I don’t know why, but there are times when it screams [curfew, lockdown, marshal law] to me. This did not start with the pandemic; I’ve been seeing this for 20 years.

Sometimes when I look at Denver, I see a city in lockdown with trains full of troops and people being held against their will. Yes, the Stapleton Tower would fit into this image nicely.

Joseph Shanklin

July 30, 2020

7 thoughts on “Visions & Discernment [Light Rail]

  1. From 1992 to 1995, my country, Serbia, has been under every sort of embargo. The civil war was happening in ex Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The most horrible was in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia.
    Of course, that has been happening under Clinton administration. I saw Belgrade, my birth town and capital one, as a ghetto.
    Those pictures of my mind are more suitiable and realistic now, 25 years later. Ghetto is a state of mind, not just outer circumstances.

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  2. I heard Denver looks like a war zone…
    I haven’t been downtown Frederick in quite some time, the last time was to the park and it was deserted. When I do go out, lately, it’s to enjoy nature…away from people.

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    1. There are areas of downtown Denver and Aurora that still have protests/riots. I grew up in a small town, I’ll always enjoy nature as well. Good for you, finding time to enjoy the outdoors!

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