Sunday, May 9, 2021

Oregon, My Oregon

Speaking of Molon Labe (one of Ted's favorite phrases), this from Sundance at CTH, Oregon Police Officer Under Investigation For Extremist Views – Infraction, He Carried ‘Molon Labe’ Key Chain

Pretty scary, huh?
The attacks against police; and the attacks against patriotism that connects the social fabric to respecting law and order; are reaching new levels. The tools and techniques being deployed by Marxist BLM activists are increasingly infiltrating the police units.

The leftists are creating new and ridiculous definitions of what constitutes “extremism” and/or “far right” extremist expression. This latest example is a case study in using Alinsky weaponizing methods to attack language.
OREGON -A Bend Police Department officer will be investigated for allegedly violating policy by wearing a keychain connected to a far-right group while in uniform on Saturday.

Bend Chief Mike Krantz did not identify the employee, though Cpl. Josh Spano is the officer seen in a photograph circulating on Reddit and Facebook. Attached to the front of Spano’s service vest is an item reading “molon labe” in Greek lettering, a phrase associated with the far-right Three Percenters militia.

It's widely used in the fight for the second amendment. The phrase Molon Labe "is a classical expression of defiance. It is among the Laconic phrases reported by Plutarch, attributed to King Leonidas I in reply to the demand by Xerxes I that the Spartans surrender their weapons. The exchange between Leonidas and Xerxes occurs in writing, on the eve of the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC)."

The “molon labe” item and its letters appear to be larger than Spano’s name tag on his vest.

“I’m aware of the allegations posted around social media regarding one of our employees displaying an item that was inconsistent with our uniform, an item believed to be supportive of extremist ideologies” Krantz told The Bulletin. (read more)
We'll have no defiance about weapons confiscations, in Bend, will we? But just try to get a teacher fired for espousing socialism or communism. 

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