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Excuse Me, Your Illogic Is Showing: Orwell’s Vision Emerges In California

Logicus Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 6:29 PM
The chief error that the “PC” Police Chief James made was to define the term "offensive weapon” too narrowly. He implied that a gun is an “offensive weapon” because it is designed to cause injury or potential death, or to intimidate someone with the prospect of these outcomes. (It would be amusing to have him define a defensive “weapon.”) He did not consider the situation in which a weapon could be used – either to initiate an attack or to deter or stop one – until he started talking about why police officers have guns. Then he had a dilemma. He either had to admit that citizens could also use a gun defensively to “face any oppositions” (that is, to defend themselves against attack by violent criminals) or let stand the impression that
Logicus Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 6:29 PM
… police officers carry guns to initiate offensive attacks and acts of intimidation. He could not get himself to admit the former.

In the 1940’s and 50’s, famed Author George Orwell surmised that both the English language and civilized society were in decline.

After a press conference held last week by Emeryville, California Police Chief Ken James, it’s easy to see a decline in both language and critical thinking skills in our country. And as Orwell thought, indeed civilized society may very well be in jeopardy.

It happened on February 14th. Taking to the microphones and cameras in his suburban San Francisco community, Chief James stood at a podium with the requisite group of serious-looking, professionally dressed, pouty-faced people standing behind him...