Odd security breach on Seattle ferry
Yesterday the Seattle ferry system was shut down briefly by a menacing incident. A man drove right through the toll-gate onto a ferry, then got violent when the guards on the ferry questioned him. At the other end of the trip, he was arrested and his car was checked; bomb-sniffing dogs picked up explosive residue.
What really set my corpuscles on end: the man's identity is being very carefully concealed. No name given, face blurred on the TV reports. When that happens, I assume that the authorities are protecting a Mohammedan terrorist from 'hate crimes'.
However, the available information points away from that assumption. Apparently the man is well-known to Seattle area police, and is known to be drunk and crazy. (Of course the news report mumbled something about 'mental health issues', which means crazy.)
Running with the latter assumption, this still points to a significant problem that our long Leninist infiltration has generously given us. Over the last forty years, the push for 'human rights' and 'equality' has moved crazy people out of institutions and onto the streets.
I remember seeing the documentary 'Titicut Follies' (which launched the whole campaign of 'patient rights') when it first came out in 1967, and I remember being appropriately, um, shocked by the terrible way the inmates in that Massachusetts asylum were treated.
In the ensuing years, I mostly lived in the lower-class neighborhoods where the 'freed' crazies lived, and knew several of them. I watched them suffer, watched them cause suffering for the non-crazy neighbors, and watched them tie the police in knots, because even when fully crazy, the 'freed' inmates know their special privileges forward and backward.
'Titicut Follies' was shown just once in recent years; I think it was 1992 on PBS. I watched it then, and was inversely
shocked. By comparison to the folks I had seen and known on the streets, the schizies in the asylum were obviously happier, healthier, safer and more comfortable.
Moreover, the inmates weren't creating confusion for law enforcement. It's an unfortunate fact that some crazies have a compulsion to imitate violent events they see on the news. As in pouring out white powder in public places when anthrax is in the news, or driving forcefully onto a ferry with firecrackers in your car.
Presumably this same realization - that the documentary now served an inverse purpose - must have dawned on somebody at PBS, which is why they never repeated the film again.