United Airlines overbooked a flight. The asked for volunteers to take another flight. When no one volunteered, they selected several passangers to be removed.
A United spokesperson confirmed in an email Sunday night that a passenger had been taken off a flight in Chicago.
“Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked,” the spokesperson said. “After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate.
“We apologize for the overbook situation. Further details on the removed customer should be directed to authorities.”
A customer didn’t want to give up a seat on a flight he paid for.
Police were called.
This is what unfolded.
Everybody has been shitting on United Airlines for this. Did United handle this poorly? You betcha.
It wasn’t a flight attendant who dragged that man bloody and screaming off the plane. It was a police officer.
This is the nature of Government.
It was George Washington who said “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence — it is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”
At the end of the day, EVERY RULE, EVERY REGULATION, EVERY ORDINANCE, NO MATTER HOW MILD, IS ULTIMATELY ENFORCED WITH THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE BY A MAN WITH A GUN.
Every time someone says “there aught to be a law” what they mean is “a man with a gun should be able to apply violence to another person to make them do what I want them to do.”
When obeying a flight attendant’s every diktat is holds the weight of law (thanks War on Terror), a cop can rough you up for not wanting to take a later flight than the one you paid for.
The cognitive disconnect with the Progressive Left is that they hate cops but love making regulations. You can’t have one without the other. You can’t micromanage people’s lives without police there, using force, to make people comply with the micromanagement.
Welcome to the police state.