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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Is This Still America?

Here's an infuriating story from the Boston Globe:
Cape Air pilot Robert Gray said he feels like he's living a nightmare. Two months after he sued the federal government for refusing to let him take flight training courses so he could fly larger planes, he said yesterday, his situation has only worsened.

When Gray showed up for work a couple of weeks ago, he said Cape Air told him the government had placed him on its no-fly list, making it impossible for him to do his job. Gray, a Belfast native and British citizen, said the government still won't tell him why it thinks he's a threat.

(entire article here, link via Wolfesblog)

The Globe goes on to quote Mr. Gray:
"Ever since I came here I've loved this country for what it stands for, and this goes against everything that I've ever learned about this country and how it treats people," he said.''This is the kind of nightmarish situation you think happened in Stalinist Russia or Nazi Germany, but not in America."
As Claire Wolfe states at Wolfesblog, "...that Congress or the courts tolerate such Kafkaesque horrors for even one second is the thing that really tells you you're not in Freedomland any more."

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't happen in America - except in 17th century Salem and in the beloved era of 1950's McCarthyism.

Shouldn't we have learned yet?

5:47 PM, October 04, 2005  
Blogger Audient said...

Are you on hiatus till after the election or something?

I saw you from across the Galleria today -- so I know you haven't really fallen off the face of the earth.

3:50 PM, October 20, 2005  
Blogger Jason Sonenshein said...

I've been busy with work, classes, and, of course, the election. I'll be back soon.

11:21 PM, October 24, 2005  
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