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    Floridians Encouraged to Report Neighbors Who “Hate Government”

    http://www.infowars.com/floridians-e...te-government/

    $1 million dollar hotline characterizes dissent as extremist threat


    Paul Joseph Watson
    Infowars.com
    May 2, 2013


    A new $1 million dollar program led by Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw aimed at “violence prevention” is encouraging Floridians to report their neighbors for making hateful comments about the government, a chilling reminder of how dissent is being characterized as an extremist threat.

    “Bradshaw plans to use the extra $1 million to launch “prevention intervention” units featuring specially trained deputies, mental health professionals and caseworkers. The teams will respond to citizen phone calls to a 24-hour hotline with a knock on the door and a referral to services, if needed,” reports the Palm Beach Post.

    Bradshaw makes it clear that the kind of behavior which could prompt a visit from the authorities includes anti-government political statements that may be deemed a prelude to violent action.

    “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 program will also include “public service announcements to encourage local citizens to report their neighbors,” reports the newspaper.
    The program has sparked concerns that the hotline could violate civil liberties or even be exploited to pursue personal vendettas, with Bradshaw acknowledging that, “anyone in a messy divorce or in a dispute with a neighbor could abuse the hotline,” and that it will prompt “frivolous complaints.”

    That caveat is all the more chilling given the research of Florida State University’s Robert Gellately into how Germans under Hitler denounced their neighbors and friends not because they genuinely believed them to be a security threat, but because they expected to selfishly benefit from doing so, both financially, socially and psychologically via a pavlovian need to be rewarded by their masters for their obedience.
    “How are they possibly going to watch everybody who makes a comment like that? It’s subjective,” said Liz Downey, executive director of the Palm Beach County branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “We don’t want to take away people’s civil liberties just because people aren’t behaving the way we think they should be.”

    The program is set to go ahead unless it is vetoed by Governor Rick Scott.

    As Thomas DiLorenzo points out, the program is also a disturbing throwback to how political dissidents were imprisoned in Soviet mental hospitals, where criticism of the state was deemed “philosophical intoxication.”

    Under Stalin, dissidents were sent to infamous psikhushka psychiatric prisons where they were isolated and brainwashed in order to have their political ideas discredited amongst the general public.

    It is important to stress that both the First and Second Amendments are being targeted via rhetoric about mental health issues, while the threat posed by one of the real culprits behind violence in America, SSRI drugs, continues to be ignored by the mass media.
    As we have documented, while efforts at gun control have largely failed at the legislative level, authorities are greasing the skids for wider gun confiscation by expanding the definition under which a person can be declared “mentally ill,” to the point where harsh anti-government rhetoric is now being treated as a potential precursor to terrorism.

    Veterans are already having their guns seized by police off the back of forced “psychiatric evaluations,” while the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is sending out letters to servicemembers warning them that “A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition.”

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    Take anything from Alex Jones with about a ton of salt.

    That dude is ****ing looney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoonBoss View Post
    Take anything from Alex Jones with about a ton of salt.

    That dude is ****ing looney.

    According to him there is a FEMA camp under the old Austin Airport.
    I'm glad you said it. I didn't want to start the flame war that would ensure if Spesh, Walrus, or I would have said it...

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    Re: Floridians Encouraged to Report Neighbors Who “Hate Government”

    I don't know who the author is but a program such as the one he describes is scary as hell. Now, whether he is bat crap crazy and writing rubbish, I have no idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    I don't know who the author is but a program such as the one he describes is scary as hell. Now, whether he is bat crap crazy and writing rubbish, I have no idea.
    Do a google search on Alex Jones and infowars. This is one of the more reasonable things he has put out there...
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    Here's the original source of the story:

    http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/...tion-un/nXbs4/

    And it was also in the Infowars article. I get all the talk about him being looney. I don't take his word as gospel and I do my own research. He does go off the rails, but these Infowars articles always have a plethora of links showing you where the information came from. Just passing it along...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    I'm glad you said it. I didn't want to start the flame war that would ensure if Spesh, Walrus, or I would have said it...
    I won't flame you or anyone else. We all have differences of opinion. I was only flaming before when personal attacks were made but that's no excuse either. It's cool we can keep it civil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    I don't know who the author is but a program such as the one he describes is scary as hell. Now, whether he is bat crap crazy and writing rubbish, I have no idea.
    There's stuff he says that really makes me scratch my head. I don't automatically believe anyone though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    I'm glad you said it. I didn't want to start the flame war that would ensure if Spesh, Walrus, or I would have said it...
    You mean the poster boys of this movement??
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