Saturday, July 01, 2006

Veteran Arrested for Thoughtcrime

Vietnam War Navy Corpsman Mike Ferner was arrested the other day for the heinous -- nay, treasonous -- crime of drinking a cup of coffee in the Chicago VA facility while wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt.

It's the little things. They just keep piling on, bit by bit, eroding our freedoms inch by inch, and most people can't see that we are sliding into a fascist dictatorship. This is appalling, and it'll be worth watching to see if Mike Ferner ultimately prevails. I don't see where he has a legal defense fund set up yet to help defend himself against this travesty, but it'll be worth contributing a few bucks when he does.

See more on Mike Ferner's activism here and here, and remember, the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

3 Comments:

betmo said...

people are actively denying farnsworth. that is the problem. there is no excuse for not knowing- it is all around us. we can change it but we have to want to- and thus far our numbers are few.

nunya said...

I didn't think I could be stunned. I am. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

JBlue said...

WTF. Creepy. But, really, what business did he have carrying tweezers and a toothpick? Sounds suspicious to me, like he might be going to, say, tweeze or pick somebody.

Crazy.