The thread title reminded me of something that is not found in the OP, nor is it mentioned in any of the posts so far. It is this:
In California, the word "violence" has been re-defined because of 'domestic violence'.
Police cars (LAPD) drive around with bumper stickers that say, "THERE'S NO EXCUSE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!"
The following photo has other words typed in that you don't see on the mobile units:
"Man-Hating Primary Aggressor Doctrine"
You can see the same bumper sticker in the bottom left corner of this shot:
When you read that bumper sticker, it's supposed to have a new meaning because "violence" now means something more than what it used to mean. And it seems to me that this is inherently a Liberal agenda item, and as such, it is likely to spread into other states in America, if it's not already in places like New York or Vermont or Massachusetts, etc. In Los Angeles, this has been going on since about 1990, as far as I know, right about when ABL passed away, curiously.
The new definition goes like this: In order for some action to be considered "violence" or "violent," it only needs to be describable as some TOUCHING of something, with the INTENT to CONTROL someone else. No physical injury is necessary, no physical mark is required to have been consequent.
- Person A puts a hand on the shoulder of person B and says words that give person B an order to do something. That is violence.
- Person A touches the shopping cart of person B, saying, "Get this thing out of my way." That is violence.
- Person A kicks the shoes of person B which are setting by the front door, even while person B is not present or aware that the shoes are being kicked, and person A mutters some words of discontent like "Why in heck are these stupid shoes here anyway?" That is violence.
It comes down to this: Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. IOW: everyone is always under arrest.
Being subject to criminal prosecution is the NORMAL STATE OF BEING. When you get up in the morning, everything you do and/or say is under scrutiny. Your enemies are the members of your own household, your extended family and friends, and your neighbors, for they are all looking for things they can put into a file, as they build a case against you, and then they can use that in a court of "law" as an excuse to confiscate your personal property, or your real estate, or your assets, whatever they are. The more money you have the more you need your lawyer to help you build a case against everyone else. This is what lawyers live for. They get up in the morning drooling over whose lives they can ruin next.
Do you think that by working hard all your life to achieve a level of security for your old age, and you can thereby make some progress? Think again.
The newest level (so far!) is the growing list of the very odd things that make you a "terrorist" and one of them is being a militant Christian, although so far, it seems this is directed at certain 'evangelical' protestants, IMHO that's only because they have been more outspoken in their militancy. As soon as Catholics start standing up for their Faith, they will likely be demonized
as well, perhaps worse.
Here's another photo in the same photobucket series:
The same truck, parked outside the Mayor Villaraigosa and Councilman Cardnas Field Office.
These punitive 'laws' are theoretically applicable to women too, but in practice they let women get away with it, and only penalize men:
This shot has the bumper sticker
AND a new truck sign
-- a BONUS issue!