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Shut up, They Explained

A 23 month old is being starved to death, but British cops are on the job:

 

LIVERPOOL, England, April 25, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Liverpool police are warning that social media posts about “Alder Hey Hospital and the ongoing situation involving Alfie Evans” are “being monitored” and what they deem as “malicious communications” will be investigated.

“Merseyside Police has been made aware of a number of social media posts which have been made with reference to Alder Hey Hospital and the ongoing situation involving Alfie Evans,” Merseyside Police Chief Inspector Chris Gibson said. “I would like to make people aware that these posts are being monitored and remind social media users that any offences including malicious communications and threatening behaviour will be investigated and where necessary will be acted upon.”

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23-month-old Alfie Evans is in Alder Hey children’s hospital in Liverpool. A court order had him removed from his ventilator on April 23 just after 9:00 PM. Alfie defied everyone’s expectations by breathing on his own. Parents Tom and Kate have fought every step of the way since this time to secure oxygen, water, and food for their son. The toddlers’ doctors say that Alfie has an undiagnosed neurological condition that has resulted in serious and irreparable brain damage. 

Britain and its government have found themselves in the news a lot this week, as an elderly man named Timothy Hill was sentenced to eight months in prison for making a rude hand gesture at a traffic camera while using a laser jammer to conceal his speed.

A number of Twitter users responded to Merseyside Police’s tweet about its surveillance of Alfie’s supporters by sending the precinct the now-famous photo of Hill raising his middle finger.

“What kind of dictatorship are you running there?” Red State’s Brandon Morse asked.

Social media has been united the world around Alfie Evans, and his parents have documented their struggle to save their son in the “Alfie’s Army” Facebook group, which now has nearly half a million members.

Go here to read the rest.  Once again, for perhaps the thousandth time in my life I say “Thank God for 1776!”  Hey inaptly named Merseyside Cops, I hope that everyone involved in murdering Alfie Evans repents because if they do not they will likely burn in Hell for all eternity.  If you wish to make an issue of it, you may find me at my law office in Dwight, Illinois.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

20 Comments

  1. “…threatening behaviour will be investigated and where necessary will be acted upon.” Chief Inspector Chris Gibson
    Except, of course, where it is the doctors who are engaging in threatening behaviour to the point of killing a little boy via drugs, thirst or starvation. In the post-Christian British world, doctors get to murder their patients without any police action.

  2. So Alder Hey Hospital is no longer providing medical care by court order, so there is no longer any need for him to remain there, but they won’t discharge him or release him back to his parents because why ??? Isn’t kidnapping ???
    So hospital won’t help him but won’t let anyone else or let him die at home.
    Please explain the legal basis for keeping him in hospital without care ???

  3. I can’t help but read Alder Hay and think Adolph Hitler. This whole thing is grotesque. The restraint of Alfie’s father is probably necessary for whatever little chance his son has, but amazing none the less. God Bless him and may God confound these evil overseers by allowing Alfie to survive. However, I don’t think formerly great britain has any chance.

  4. Understand that even if this is something they wanted to do anyway, they are given the excuse they need by the kind of comments left under the “We Own You” article. Seriously, folks, what are you thinking when you link this to the private ownership of guns? That that guy who blocked the tank trying to reach Tiananmen Square would have succeeded if he had shot at the tank with a .45? That the Warsaw Uprising was a stunning success for the Poles? That a modern-day Gunpowder Plot might actually work out nicely for Catholics this time around? That Gavrilo Princip really helped make the world a better place? That John Wilkes Booth did a service that helped improve conditions for Southerners? That
    the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich made the Nazis too fearful, or spoke to their consciences, and made them tone down their abuses? THERE IS A TREND HERE.

    To be deep in history may be to cease to be Protestant, but it is also to cease to think that personal firearms can intimidate a determined government backed by a modern, professional military.

  5. That that guy who blocked the tank trying to reach Tiananmen Square would have succeeded if he had shot at the tank with a .45?

    If he’d had a .45, and ammo, he would’ve been able to shoot the bad guys before it got to the point where he was standing in front of a tank.

    That the Warsaw Uprising was a stunning success for the Poles?

    Seeing as the Nazis made damn sure to disappear the folks who were registered gun owners– sometimes with their entire household, and the neighbors, too– rather missing the point.

    That John Wilkes Booth did a service that helped improve conditions for Southerners?

    Ah. So my mom’s classmate needed to accept being beaten to death by her violent ex boyfriend, because you hyper-fixate on ‘bad things done with guns’ and ‘a gun randomly inserted at this point wouldn’t fix everything.’

    The over 200 people who defend themselves with guns, in the USA, every bleeding day, usually without even having to fire the weapon– they need to lay back and take it, because YOU don’t feel it will work very well.

    The better than 250 civilians who kill a criminal in the commission of a felony need to be stopped, because the Polish home army didn’t manage to defeat the Nazi invasion.

    I need to make sure I only go out with my husband and a couple of his friends, so as to deal with anything so physically powerful as a couple of teenage boys, because YOU have an issue with fire arms.

    THERE IS A TREND HERE.

    Yes.
    Your examples are where the violent were pretty dang sure their victims were disarmed, or knew how to get around the defenses.

    What isn’t clear is why you think that means that we need to make everyone defenseless, rather than making it more dangerous for those who wish to kill people.

  6. First of all, Foxfier, it is just an unrealistic fantasy to think that privately owned firearms are EVER going to outmatch a professional army with even comparable equipment — and the fact is, modern militaries not only have better training and the benefit of coordination, they also have vastly better equipment. If you want to pretend that in some magical alternate universe, it is otherwise, fine; but that is the same kind of thinking we get from people who tell us that in a magical alternate universe, Communism really does bring peace, prosperity, and justice to everyone. The fantasy that “true Islam is a religion of peace” falls into the same category. The history of the real world says otherwise.

    Secondly, the public entertaining of this kind of fantasy is precisely the excuse needed to rationalize a clampdown on free speech. PRECISELY. In soccer terms, you are scoring an own goal. Cut it out.

  7. Howard-
    What country are you living in, again? Is it the blog’s namesake one?
    Who loaned the not-yet-US a military so they could defeat the Brits? Because if the American revolutionary forces count, then you don’t have a leg to stand on in assuming that, oh, America’s hunters– an annual headline is “third largest army on earth invades ____, hunting season began” will not likewise “count.”
    Nice strawman, by the way, pretending that the military is a single form, mindless bot. I’d really hate to be the guy stupid enough to try to order a group of Marines to attack an NRA rally, even if it was disarmed. At least he’d be unlikely to suffer long, although finding enough to bury might be problematic. Folks can be a little…testy…about unlawful orders.

    By the way, have you heard about the various battles in the middle east? Might want to look into them before lecturing people on tactics. You just look silly.

  8. “First of all, Foxfier, it is just an unrealistic fantasy to think that privately owned firearms are EVER going to outmatch a professional army with even comparable equipment”
    Military equipment does not think, plan , schedule, ambush. Read about Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, maybe Audie Murphy, maybe D Day, maybe The Battle of New Orleans.

  9. @Marie de Voe: Francis Marion would not have won the war without the help of the French navy. The Swamp Fox did NOT win his war. Audie Murphy was not some private yahoo with a rifle, he was part of a total military force that included artillery and heavy bombers. The men storming the beaches on D-Day were not carrying hunting rifles; they brought machine guns, grenades, mortars, and flame throwers, and they were supported by the Army Air Corps, the RAF, and offshore bombardments. The Battle of New Orleans was, again, a battle between two military forces; it had nothing whatsoever to do with private gun ownership. So EXACTLY NONE of your historical references prove what you want them to prove.

    @Foxfier: Who helped to the Americans so they could defeat the British? The French. Thank you Rochambeau. Besides which, the Americans had some cannon from ships and from militias (remember the French and Indian War?).

    That said, at the time of the Revolution, there was nothing like the difference in technology between the civilian and military sectors that exists today. Merchant vessels had cannons, but there is no civilian equivalent for a tank, let alone an ICBM. A military force might refuse to use its advantage to the fullest, as we see in, for example, the collapse of the Soviet Union, when Soviet tanks refused to cut down Yeltsin and the protesters with him — but if they had wanted to, they easily could have.

    As for fallacies, you say the problem was that the Germans took the guns away from the Poles. And that’s true, but it was not because the Poles passively gave them up — it was because in spite of having a national army, they got their butts kicked in less than a month. It is a complete fantasy that what their army could not do, civilians with side arms would be able to do. It is not just a complete fantasy, it is demonstrably wrong: it was tried, and it failed.

  10. First of all, Foxfier, it is just an unrealistic fantasy to think that privately owned firearms

    It’s unrealistic to think that the presence of privately owned firearms is an important vector in influencing the frequency of violent crime. People profess to believe this anyway.

    It’s also unrealistic to fancy that soldiers on the home front are automatons.

  11. OK, I’ll fess up to having confused “The Swamp Fox” with someone else — probably Mosby. Marion was indeed on the winning side. Not that that has any relevance to the fantasy of private gun owners overthrowing today’s British government.

  12. ‘Once again, for perhaps the thousandth time in my life I say “Thank God for 1776!” ‘

    With the very greatest respect, tell that to Terri Schiavo’s Mum and Dad Maister McC… 🙁

    ‘Hey inaptly named Merseyside Cops…’

    Once again, with the very greatest respect, this applies, with a carillon on, to US cops who, as you know better than I, regularly arrest large numbers of pro-life protesters. 🙁

  13. “With the very greatest respect, tell that to Terri Schiavo’s Mum and Dad Maister McC…”

    In our country Kenny, we had Congress pass a piece of legislation to give the Schiavo’s another bite at the apple. Our problem was the courts. In England it appears as if the entire establishment was against Alfie.

    In our country cops could never bring someone in for a statement on the internet except for a direct threat of murder, and even then such a prosecution would probably be tossed out. In many ways the people of the UK are substantially less free than their American cousins.

  14. Howard-
    You did not actually answer my question; you changed it and then answered that.

    Which does a pretty good job of answering the question indeed.

    As for fallacies, you say the problem was that the Germans took the guns away from the Poles. And that’s true, but it was not because the Poles passively gave them up

    …as I pointed out in the very first mention, the Poles had all the private gun owners neatly registered, and the Germans didn’t “take the guns,” they vanished the households that had them.
    Suggests that THEY thought private firearms were a much bigger deal than you are willing to consider.
    You want a fantasy, the idea that’s possible in the US, even in states with theoretically all registered weapons like Washington– that takes the cake.

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