Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Life Imitates Hollywood

Many of you may remember the 2002 Stephen Spielberg scifi production of Minority Report, portraying a future society in which the government assured its citizens that certain individuals were "about to commit" crimes and therefore justified "preventive" arrests and prosecutions.

Those of us who viewed the film experienced relief that "our" form of government would never engage in such outrageous practices. Think again gentle reader.

In the southern Oregon community of Medford, a furloughed Oregon Dept. of Transportation employee has been taken into "protective custody" for legally purchasing 3 firearms over a period of two days:

In two days, the man bought a Heckler & Koch .45-caliber universal self-loading handgun, a Walther .380-caliber handgun and an AK-47 assault rifle, Medford police Lt. Bob Hansen said. All of those firearms were purchased legally, with required record checks by the Oregon State Police.

Please note that the state mouthpiece media is dully identifying all of these semiautomatic firearms by their politically correct Pelosi/Feinstein nomenclature.

The identity of the person detained in this swat team operation has not been released. He is being held for a 72 hr. "psychiatric evaluation". At the end of the 72 hrs. a psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker may have him detained for an additional 90 days. The record of this detention will preclude him from "owning any firearm for the remainder of his life". So much for the protections of the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the US Constitution.

If any of you yet entertain the fiction that we live under a government who respects the liberties earned during the unpleasantness of 1775-1783, I suggest you reconsider subscribing to such nonsense and proceed accordingly.


cross posted at: Eternity Road


Anonymous said...

Scary stuff! I wanted to read the source, but none of the links are working. Just thought I'd let you know!

Keep up the good fight--


ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

Thanks Anon. Links fixed.

Goober said...

I wait patiently for the next story – the one where this guy sues the City of Medford for complete ownership of city in perpetuity, and wins.

And then, the story after that, where they discuss the firings of, and the possibility of criminal charges against, these cops who thought themselves to be judge, jury, and executioner in a land where at least nominally, the 5th amendment does still apply.

By the by, anyone want to take wagers on whether he gets his guns back – ever? How about whether he is justly compensated for the taking of his private property?

Wollf Howlsatmoon said...

And I thought that my posting this morning was a WTF?

You beat me hands down on the "portends" .......

WAKE UP said...

"He was a romantically overwrought petty bourgeois who, under the conditions of a dictatorship, was granted the power to bloodily live out his inclinations. Such a man would only have had his chance in a society which was itself utterly deranged."
I'll tell you who said that, and of whom, in a minute, but here's the point I've been hammering over and over:

This is how it starts, and it just gets worse and worse as all the petty second-raters start flexing their muscles in an atmosphere of madness emanating from the top, which can only happen when the society itself has lost the plot.

Right now, a deranged America has an alien President who does not love "his" country, and whose second-stringers (Eric Holder, Rahm Emmanuel, Nancy Pelosi et al) are beginning to run riot. The only thing that "trickles down" is Attitude. Eventually it filters down to absurdities such this.
And the description above? The great German journalist Joachim Fest, on Himmler (you can be forgiven for thinking it might well have been Obama).

Rose said...

I really truly do hope that people wake up from whatever koolaid drug induced stupor they are operating under.

"Progressive" is anything but. I do not fathom how they manage to get away with appearing innocent when they are consistently chipping away at liberties in every arena, from what you eat, to what you can think, and even here, in overturning the Constitution.