Today we have a piece from guest writer, Jim Mahoney. While Jim is always on the mark, this article is especially important at this time.
Next to America’s (and other Western countries’ debt obligations), political correctness poses the greatest danger to the civilized world. That’s right, these two issues are here today and far more dangerous that Global Warming.
Thanks Jim for your thoughtful article.
Politically Correct Profiling, Jim Mahoney
Just the other day, this Blog ran the story about the Department of Homeland Security releasing a promotional video to ostensibly help Americans spot unusual behavior that could be sign of terrorism. In addition to the bad acting and implausible situations, the video portrayed virtually all of the potential “terrorists” as white, male Christian conservatives, while all of the “vigilant” citizens were black, Asian and middle eastern. So much for the dangers of profiling that liberals constantly warn us about. I’m also reminded of the aftermath of the Fort Hood shooting, in which the President admonished us within hours of the tragedy to not “jump to conclusions”, even as the facts revealed that the shooter was a Muslim Army officer. All of this brings us to the horrific shootings and bombing that just occurred in Norway.
I happened to be listening to the radio this morning, as the periodic news updates about the tragedy began coming in. The first report said that the police had apprehended a “blue eyed suspect’. A later teaser described the suspect as “an anti Islamic Fundamentalist”. By noon they referred to him as a “Christian fundamentalist”. Switch any of these descriptions and tell me if the narrative would fly. What media outlet would ever dare to describe a suspect as a Middle Eastern, anti Christian, Muslim fundamentalist, even if the evidence overwhelmingly pointed in that direction?
Political Correctness and the mainstream media have advanced a paradigm that now requires us to immediately headline the transgressions of white Christians, while downplaying, or even ignoring, the actions of Muslims, lest we be labeled as reactionary, racist, Islamophobic and intolerant. Evil is evil and its perpetrators should be punished regardless of their religion or nationality. This madman in Norway should be tried, convicted and punished to the fullest extent of Norwegian law. Please let us also convict him for what he has actually done without the imposition of any additional “thought crimes”. The media are already beginning to refer to Oslo as “Norway’s Oklahoma City”. Anyone care to make a wager on how soon it will be before the moon bats at MSNBC are drawing parallels between Norway and American Tea Party and/or the debt ceiling debate?