Well, I decided to give this it's own thread rather than clutter up someone elses in response. The original thread was regarding the calls for unwarranted searches of young males in the UK and how to tackle "Knife Crime". Thread here: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...tml#post738889
Without further adue I give you my ramblings:
On a related note...just watch the movie '1984', based on Orwell's novel. There are folks that draw parallels between movies like 'V for Vendetta', but to really put things in perspective...read or watch 1984(yes, ironically enough the movie was released in 1984...go figure). If either one of those makes you stop and say "Hmm" then this article shouldn't be news to you.
The more I see articles like this where they proclaim the righteousness of their random and unprovoked searches, etc... The more I tend to wonder how much more of the "crimes" laid out in masterpieces like 1984 are going to continue to follow suit in our generation and those to follow.
Oh ps...1984 is probably not for children. There is a good bit of full nudity so fair warning. The odd thing is that it seems like that's the only thing that separates the protagonists from the rest of society. It's one of the few things that proves their individuality or humanity. Everyone else in society is afraid of "thought-crimes" and "sex-crimes" and a myriad of other illegal activities. Everyone is so bland and they are all enslaved clones effectively. They all eat the same food, work at the same factories, wear the same uniforms. It's one of those BONECHILLING Orwellian pieces. A MUST SEE or READ.
It makes articles like the ones in the original thread stand out that much more.