Washington Times calls on Florida Governor to veto plan
Paul Joseph Watson
May 3, 2013
Given the fact that Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is set to launch a $1 million dollar program which will encourage Floridians to report on people who “hate government,” how long before Palm Beach resident Rush Limbaugh is sent to a Soviet-style mental hospital?
The example seems like a stretch but it’s not a far cry from what actually could happen if Bradshaw is able to implement what numerous outraged civil libertarians are labeling a modern incarnation of the East German Stasi informant system.
As we reported yesterday, Bradshaw is advocating a program that would see authorities harass individuals who make anti-government statements. The campaign would also include “public service announcements to encourage local citizens to report their neighbors.”
“We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him,” Bradshaw said. “What does it hurt to have somebody knock on a door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’”
The Washington Times editorial board didn’t mince their words when they labeled this monstrosity, “A Stasi for Palm Beach,” calling on Florida Governor Rick Scott to veto the plan.
“Which brings us to Rush Limbaugh, a Palm Beach, Florida resident who rants and raves against the government five days a week from his downtown Palm Beach studio, and who genuinely hates the Obama regime, writes Thomas DiLorenzo. “Rush is literally the “guy down the street” (from the West Palm Beach sheriff’s office) who hates the government (well, whenever a Democrat holds the White House, anyway). One has to wonder how long it will take before a Palm Beach liberal will report Limbaugh to the town’s Soviet Union-inspired sheriff who may love to send Rush to a mental hospital to “send a message” to all the other critics of government out there.”
Since people who post vehement political opinions on Facebook are already being kidnapped and taken to psychiatric wards across the country, how long before criticism of the state is officially recognized as a mental disorder?
Those considered hostile to authority have already been tagged as sufferers of “oppositional defiant disorder” under the the DSM-IV-TR Manual.
The definition of this mental illness is, “a recurrent pattern of negativistic, defiant, disobedient. and hostile behavior toward authority figures that persists for at least 6 months.”
That could apply to Rush Limbaugh or anyone else who routinely exercises freedom of speech to lambaste authority figures, or dares to question official narratives behind contemporary events.
While the mass media is currently in a blind panic over anyone who still has the cerebral wherewithal not to blithely accept what they are told by the powers that be, labeling them crazy conspiracy theorists, the next step could actually see those individuals abducted and forcibly interned in psychiatric gulags if the likes of Ric Bradshaw get their way.