Saturday, February 05, 2011

The Terrorists Win Again

Daily Express: "According to Kirksville Police Chief Jim Hughes, a passerby stopped a Kirksville Police officer and said they had seen an individual acting erratically in a truck in the Wal-Mart parking lot shortly before 2:30 p.m. The passerby believed the individual had a gun to his head.

"We don't take these things lightly," Hughes said, "especially nowadays."

KPD responded to control the scene and ordered a lockdown of the store both to keep shoppers in and prevent the individual from entering the store.

After identifying the vehicle and person in question, Hughes said a decision was made on the scene for police to attempt contact. They were able to communicate with him and he voluntarily exited the vehicle. No weapon was found and the individual was taken into custody without incident less than 20 minutes after police arrived on scene.

The individual was talking on a cell phone at the time of the incident. It's likely that is the object the passerby identified as a gun."

There will be more stories like this in the years ahead of this. This climate of fear we live in at the behest of a fraudulent education system and government fear mongering presents a dismal specter of the future. One constant in the great works of dystopian fiction (Rand's Atlas Shrugged, Orwell's 1984, Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Huxley's Brave New World) is the constant, relentless, and persistent fearful observation of the individual by the neighbors within the society. There's a reason this conjures dread and misgiving within our spirit. When the vindictive and vengeful nature of man has the ability to wreak havoc upon others with only the suggestion of another's wrongdoing, man all to often destroys others with it. 

Simply put, closing down a Wal-Mart because a man walked across a parking lot talking on his phone is evidence that the terrorists have won. The fear is instilled, perhaps by Muslim terrorists, more likely by the unwavering hand of political expediency. 

Janet Napolitano:

"“We are partnering this year with the NFL on our ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign and launching that NFL partnership right here at the Super Bowl,” Napolitano said during a press conference on Monday at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas where Sunday’s game will be played.
“The idea is simple,” Napolitano said. “We are simply asking the American people to be vigilant, recognizing that our security is a shared responsibility that all of us must participate in.”
“If a fan at the Super Bowl or any other American at any other place sees something that is potentially dangerous, then say something about it to local law enforcement or someone in authority,” Napolitano said.
Napolitano announced that DHS has trained some 1,200 stadium staffers as “first observers” and that cargo going into the venue also will be screened using “non-intrusive inspection equipment.”

Pat downs are in store for all attendees as well, both inside and out of the stadium. Star Telegram reporting


Lissa Rae said...

Palm Boy---

It is so great to see that you still have your blog and contribute regularly! After World Magazine published a bit about you several years ago I was an avid reader for a while. But somehow my blog reading quit, but now that I just started my own blog I am so glad that I can continue reading yours.

God Bless,

Palm boy said...

Lissa, I'm glad to have you!
That article was a lot of fun to be in, and I'm glad you came back after all these years. :D

Lissa Rae said...

I bet it was! Its cool that they did that. I think they should make an updated version. :)