PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE UP ARMS OVER THIS, INSTEAD THEY CHEER IT ON
Ayear and a half ago, Mehrdad, a skinny teenager living in the Norwegian city of Bodo started to work out. Fast forward to 2016 and he’s packed on 11 kg of muscle by pumping iron. This impressive body transformation have not gone unnoticed in egalitarian Norway, where any kind of success is generally frowned upon. The police therefore took it upon themselves to investigate this most pressing (potentially criminal) matter by invading the young man in question’s home. They searched through boxes of protein powder and other belongings looking for performance enhancing drugs. Keep in mind at this stage that Mehrdad was never under suspicion for selling drugs or having committed any crimes involving others.
Police simply suspected he was using steroids based on the fact that he’d gained muscle and were willing to violate his property rights to prove it
As the cops came up empty handed on their thieving quest, they went with plan B. That involved robbing the young man of both his freedom and dignity by bringing him to the police station. There they forced him to take a urine test, which came up negative. In the end he was let go. This story which was featured yesterday in VG, Norway’s biggest newspaper, is not disputed in any way by authorities and has even been confirmed as accurate by the police. See the interview in Norwegian here:
THE MOST SHOCKING PART OF THE STORY
The implications here are disturbing and quite sad. First, Norwegians do not have the right to their owns bodies. Either you own it or you don’t! There’s no middle ground. The fact that the police can intimidate and arrest you based on the suspicion that you’ve done something to yourself that society at large don’t approve of, is proof that Norwegians clearly don’t.
Second, innocent until proven guilty is a foreign concept in Norway. Clearly you’re guilty until proven innocent. Plus the burden of proof apparently falls on you. Third, the police can do as they wish with anyone without fear of repercussions or being fired.
The fact that these cops still have jobs is proof their behavior is sanctioned from the very halls of government itself.
Fourth, what I find the most alarming is that not only the victim, but society at large cheer this blatant disregard for a individual’s natural right to self-ownership on. The victim himself even stated in the interview when quizzed about the police’s methods that:
this is actually positive
The violated man doesn’t even see himself that he’s being treated as someone else’s property! The comment section below the video is naturally also full of other golden nuggets. One man states how good it must feel to be clear of the steroid charges. Another flaunts an abhorrent servile attitude towards abusers and bullies by stating that the police didn’t go far enough;
Most of the comments focus on whether the guy have taken steroids or not. As if that is somehow relevant in the grand scheme of things.
Even if he did, the fact of the matter is that he was treated as a slave on a cotton plantation whom is allowed to exist purely at the whim of his owner, i.e. the state.
Stay in line or else(!) is the message he’s been sent by his owner. Clearly Norway is not a free society and Norwegians sadly appear more than content with this dreadful state of affairs.