posted on Sep, 9 2007 @ 12:05 AM
This article is very brief. It would be nice if there were more details.
After Hurricane Katrina hit and the local economy collapsed, a few individuals thought it neccessary to protect their property with weapons because of
the lack of protection/service they thought they were getting from the government sector to help them defend their personal property/supplies from
desperate fellow citizens.
On one level, when some are faced with living in a collapsed economy they pull together, helping one another out. This is of course ideal. On
another level, some facing the same scenario resort to desperate and violent tactics to get what they feel they need.
For the most part, I think it would be safe to say Americans come together when faced with any kind of large scale disaster. It's usually only a few
rouges that resort to extreme measures. Shooting a gun in the air to ward a rouge off would likely work; way more than madly shaking a stick around.
During or shortly after a major disaster, when armed authority is not available to step in, citizens possessing weapons to protect personal property,
food, clean water and medical supplies from rouge people who plan to violently take rather than ask, is not a dilusional thought/action.
One thinking that an economy could possibly collapse is not a dilusional thought in light of Hurricane Katrina.
Having an individual issue a restraining order on their partner is extreme, in that it is an extreme measure for someone to take against another. The
party having taken out the restraining order could be dilusional as well as the one being restrained.
Having said that, there are likely other factors that had come into play, compiled with the restraining order, (which the article is not mentioning
due to an on-going investigation,) that led to health investigators to label the man suffering from delusions with persecutory tendencies. Who knows
what the girlfriend has told the authorities and what has turned up against this man over the course of the investigation.
Based on the article's face - it doesn't seem like this man has been given a fair shake, but I believe there is more to the story.
BTW, I can't seem to find the spell check button... what am I missing?