The attack on Texas Tech was a wakeup call to the old Border States. It was no worse than what the gangs had been doing for half a century, but it happened in living color in real time on displays big and small all over the country and beyond. Everyone who had network access saw it. And they told those who didn’t. The citizens demanded action, the politicians did everything they could to get in front of those calls and act like they were leading the charge, and the military was just happy to finally get the orders to rock and roll.