What a different world. First, it was taken for granted that a bunch of people in the area would be carrying powerful rifles openly in their trucks in the middle of the state’s capitol city. What’s more, the police felt no hesitation in asking those citizens to help out in a dangerous situation and the citizens were eager to do their part. None of this was seen as out of the ordinary or unexpected at the time.Read the whole damned thing, and then reflect on the difference between a citizen, and a subject. After you scrape away the overlay of Intellectual Mumbo-Jumbo, the difference is this:
A citizen is armed, and is presumed by those in authority to be an instrument of Public Order. A subject is neither.
Read it all. Srlsy.