“I was offended by it when I first saw it. I had an individual stop here at the station, a female, who was in the military and she was very offended by it.”
May 18, 2014
A man in Blair County, PA, said he was standing up for his American Indian heritage and expressing his beliefs when he donned the American Flag upside down on the outside of his house and spray painted it.
But the fascist police in Blair County quickly saw an opportunity for oppression and came-a-stomping.
“I was offended by it when I first saw it. I had an individual stop here at the station, a female, who was in the military and she was very offended by it.” said Allegheny Township police Assistant Chief L.J. Berg.
Apparently Chief Berg and the other neighbors of oppression, haven't seen the thousands of veterans and active duty military in this country flying their flags upside down.
Comrade Berg took down the flag and charged Joshua Brubaker with desecration and insults to the American Flag. Yes, apparently this fascist jackboot, thinks that someone can "insult" a piece of clothe.
According to WPXI, Brubaker defended his actions, "I found that Wounded Knee is up for sale. Not only privately, but commercially. It’s just not right, and simply because I express myself in a way that somebody else doesn’t like or agree with doesn’t mean I should be persecuted for having beliefs.”
“If I don’t have a right to fly that flag upside down, which means a sign of distress, which this country is in so much distress right now, then what’s the point of having it?” Brubaker asked
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The tyrannical Blair County authorities said that there are other ways he could have expressed himself, other than "Defacing a symbol so many have fought hard to protect."
“People have made too many sacrifices to protect the flag and to have this happen in my community, I’m not happy with that,” Berg said.
Apparently the US military, while invading countries looking for non-existent weapons of mass destruction, were defending a piece of clothe the entire time, and NOT the actual Constitution!
As a veteran of the USMC, I find this cop's actions absolutely disgusting. Brubaker harmed no one, caused zero harm, and was simply expressing himself.
The reason the 1st Amendment is FIRST, is because the founders wanted to be totally clear that NO LAW was made that abridged the freedom of speech.
Unless it is a direct threat of violence, what people say or how they express themselves is of zero consequence to anyone else.
Those that wish to use state power to implement their personal offense and punish someone's free expression are the real problem. They are the ones that need to be removed; not some upside down piece of clothe.
If Blair County Cops claim that they protect freedom, they need to arrest themselves now.
To be offended by what someone else says is your own choice, as you don't have to care about what other people think, and nothing has happened to you. Information merely passed from their mind to yours.
To state that you are offended means that you wish the person hadn't said it and won't say anything similar again. In other words, you actually want to stop certain information from being communicated.
You must believe that you have some sort of right to dictate not only what people can and can't communicate, but what they can and can't think.
To be offended is to take the first step in being a totalitarian megalomaniac. When we witness police actually carrying out such totalitarianism, it must be dealt with swiftly and resisted to the fullest extent.
Please feel free to call the Allegheny Township Police Department and PEACEFULLY voice your concern.
“It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what."
-- Stephen Fry, The Guardian, 5 June 2005