In a story that shows how the definition of “terrorism” has gradually been expanded so as to include anyone and everyone, a Kentucky man was arrested for posting song lyrics on Facebook. James Evans was apprehended and thrown into jail for excerpting violent lyrics from the thrash metal band Exodus. The song, entitled“Class Dismissed” describes the graphic aftermath of one of those school shootings that too often occur in America. While the song is not anything that I would personally listen to as it is just another sign of our ongoing cultural degradation, Mr. Evans does have the right to listen to whatever the hell that he chooses. As long as America continues to exist – at least in theory – as a “free country” that is just the way that it is.
The lyrics that were posted from the song were reportedly “student bodies lying dead in the halls, a blood splattered treatise of hate. Class dismissed is my hypothesis, gun fire ends in debate.” This according to reporting on the arrest on the website of local television station WFIE in a story entitled “Lyrics posted on Facebook lead to arrest of Muhlenberg Co. man” which states:
The family of 31-year-old James Evans says he’s very into music and often posts song lyrics and videos on Facebook, but they never imagined those innocent posts would land him in jail.
Family members say Evans posted the following on Facebook on August 24:
“Student bodies lying dead in the halls, a blood splattered treatise of hate. Class dismissed is my hypothesis, gun fire ends in debate.”
The family says it’s lyrics from the song “Class Dismissed” by the band Exodus.
Mike Drake, the Muhlenberg County school resource officer, says multiple agencies received calls concerned about the post.
Evans was arrested for terroristic threatening.
The arrest marks an ongoing trend of police overreactions and the dangers of unaccountable, federal involvement in state and local law-enforcement as in the proliferation of Fusion Centers. With all of the money that U.S. taxpayers get shaken down for on a yearly basis to finance the police/surveillance state you would think that authorities would be able to differentiate between real threats and horse-crap that justifies their existence. Just think, if you are even reading thispolitical blog, you yourself may one day end up caught up in that vast “terrorist” dragnet. Not that you have anything to worry about if you aren’t doing anything against the law right?
Michael Krieger provides additional detail at his website Liberty Blitzkrieg in a story entitled “Kentucky Man Arrested for “Terroristic Threatening” After Posting Song Lyrics to Facebook”. I excerpt the following from Krieger:
Maybe I’m missing something here, but how is posting lyrics equal threatening to “kill students and or staff at school.” Also, notice how the word “terrorist” is thrown into the charge. As I have said for years, the entire sham “war on terror” will be used to justify putting regular citizens in jail for pretty much anything.
Think eight nights in jail is more than sufficient for this non-crime? Think again. It appears Mr. Evans will be forced to undergo a mental evaluation.
While the lyrics in question certainly don’t leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling, they pale in comparison to the lyrics I recall listening to growing up and which my classmates recited endlessly. After all, isn’t this supposed to be America. Aren’t we supposed to have a right to offend?
Well, technically we are. However the U.S. Constitution has pretty much been disemboweled in the aftermath of 9/11 and thanks to the Obama administration and his run-amok NSA Stasi it is only going to continue to get worse. I have come to wonder whether Obama’s much ballyhooed credentials as a “Constitutional law professor” were only sought out by the establishment so that he would best know how to continue to undermine it.