Friday, November 30, 2007


Have you read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury? If not you should. TODAY.

The reason being is that today I found this story.

It seems that Homeland Security may have found a way to circumvent the Fourth Amendment
(unreasonable search and seizure, if you don't know, or'd rather not click the link.)

Firefighters (Men and women trained to extinguish fires) are now receiving additional training to:

"to identify material [books?] or behavior that may indicate terrorist activities" and were also "told to be alert for a person who is hostile, uncooperative or expressing hate or discontent with the United States." reports David Edwards and Muriel Kane Published: Thursday November 29, 2007 on Raw Story.

The story goes on to say:

"Unlike law enforcement officials, firemen can go onto private property without a warrant, not only while fighting fires but also for inspections. "It's the evolution of the fire service," said a Phoenix, AZ fire chief of his information-sharing arrangement with law enforcement."

So, I know my last couple of post have been bordering on governmental paranoia but this is one more red flag that our personal lives are being intruded upon by the public office. The same people we 'elected' to look out for and fight our interests.

Well, I have no interest in being spied upon. Though I'm sure somewhere that some FBI agent is reading my blog and assembling a psychological profile.

How long before the firemen of today completely morph into the firemen written about by Ray Bradbury in 1951?

I think Ill have to go and bury some books in the backyard tonight.

If you'd like to explore more extreme scenarios visit the SHTFBlog.

What say you?


  1. Me thinks george orwell saw the writing on the wall. People are complacent or are unaware until it is too late.

  2. Wow! Not only do I have to worry about the police, g-men in black suits, and NSA satellites, now I have to worry about the fire department too. Scary stuff.

    -El DI Pablo

  3. Thanks for tossing a bone, TEOTWAWKI brother man. Sharpen the pencil and keep on writing . . . or keyboard . . . how would one sharpen a keyboard?

    - Ranger Man

  4. Thanks for checking that out, Joe. If Rudy Giuliani were president, heaven forbid!, he could use the firemen, in addition to the cops, to gather dirt on his political enemies, and all perfectly legally, hey, it's all for fighting the terrorists..... Nightmares on 42nd or whatever streets!

  5. That is pretty freaking scary. Good post.