Illegal Aliens, Muslims, and the P.C. Police Who Love Them
When will we learn?
It seems rather fitting to me that we're all astir talking about political correctness again with the passing of the Arizona immigration law which everyone thinks will lead to racial profiling. A term I very much dislike by the way. I say it's fitting because we've also, once again, had a near miss with the recent bombing attempt in New York.
By the way, might I add; to President Obama, his wonderful administration, and to Janet Napolitano, you guys are doing a fine job keeping us safe.
IS IT REALLY about racial profiling?
I said I didn't like the term racial profiling. And I don't. Here are a couple of things we know:
- The vast majority of all illegal immigrants come from Mexico
- The vast majority of all terrorists are of Middle Eastern descent
So is it really about race? Even if it is to some extent about race? Criminal profiling, a term I think is many times better suited to the facts, inevitably will wind up with a race component. But, we're not talking about singling anyone out simply because of their race with the intent to make their lives miserable. That might qualify as real racialprofiling. What we are talking about is a matter of common sense. It's a matter of simply calling out crime and knowing who the criminals are most likely to be. In the end it is simply about identifying the obvious.
A moose is a deer but a deer is not a moose
A white tailed deer and a moose are both in the deer family. But a white tailed deer and a moose have different attributes. A white tailed deer is obviously not a moose. If I'm a hunter hunting for white tailed deer and a moose comes into my line of sight, do I fire anyway? We'll just knock everything down that moves and we'll sort it all out later.
Please don't draw the conclusion that I am referring to anyone as mere animals, and perhaps this may well be a bad analogy. But we're all in the human family right? And we all have certain attributes between us that set us apart. Whether it be the color of our skin, the way our eyes are shaped, or other various features.
My analogy speaks to the fact that we know mostly that Grandma will not carry a bomb with her onto a plane and a Middle Eastern man probably won't either—but he's got far more probability of having one than Grandma does. Arrest a Mexican-American and a caucasion American and I bet it won't take a rocket scientist being called in to identify the Mexican-American and make the determination that he may have a higher probability of being illegal.
These are simply facts. In this argument we have to deal in facts. Racial profiling is nothing more than a fancy term the P.C. police like to use to stir the pot, cripple the cops, and give criminals free reign to terrorize, pilfer, and do whatever might be on their nasty little lists.
Profiling criminals, the race component, and killing while white
I've said it before that there are enough statistics in our various data bases that tell us a lot about who we are, what we do, and what we're likely to do—some of that is in fact, based on race. White people are no more exempt from the race component of criminal profiling than anyone else is. There are crimes more likely to be committed by white people than other races. You can cite numerous examples of this; white collar crime for example is predominently conducted by white people.
Consider that in the criminal profiling of serial killers, most of the offenders, according to the statistics have been white males, 27-28 years old. In a study by criminologists James A. Fox and Jack Levin conducted in 2001, they determined that 90% of their sample were all male, and of those male killers, 74% were white, 22% were black, and the remainder were of different ethnic groups.
To conclude that white men are more likely to be serial killers is no more racial profiling than concluding that a terrorist is likely to come from the Middle East, or that a person who is a Mexican is more likely to be here illegally.
That said, in light of the Arizona immigration law, may I just leave the reminder again that not a single person is saying that anyone is going to pull José away from the Nacho Stand and force him to produce papers to prove he's got a right to be in America. As for Muslims in our nation's airports being pulled aside, that's entirely another matter. Read my "PROFILE OF A PATRIOT" hub for a full understanding of my opinion that it is the patriotic duty of Muslim Americans to stand aside for the safety of their country and fellow Americans.
I'm tired of political correctness
I'm tired of it. It's old already. It's worn out and tired. Oh sure, I understand the intentions of the P.C. police. Everyone has rights. I get that. Everyone has the freedom to pursue what they want. I get that too. But what it has turned into is something of a I'm gonna do what I want and your just gonna have to accept it.
We are still a democracy—okay, a democratic republic. We should have the right to say to some things, this isn't right. Like in the case of illegals entering the country and getting away with it. Like in the case of identifying that Muslims are more likely to commit terror acts. We should have the right to say, yes, it may inconvenience some people, but this is not racial profiling, it's not an attempt to offend someone or to infringe on someone's rights, it is to protect our country, our way of life, the safety and pursuit of happiness of all Americans, born here or immigrated here legally. There is too much at stake here to be bickering over such nonsense.
I'm not going to say that I cannot appreciate that it would be uncomfortable to have the sense that I was being singled out simply because I happen to look a certain way, or talk a certain way. I can understand how that may make me feel, on the surface, less American. Less able to come and go just as every other American can.
But as I stated about the patriotic duty of the Muslim people who immigrate here, all Americans sometimes have to make great sacrifices to ensure the freedom and rights of every American can sustain. People have died for this country.
Stand aside and be counted, and be happy about it—Mexican, Muslim, or the white guy who gets pulled out on suspicion of a crime. Stand aside and be counted. The very life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is not just dependent on our right to have those freedoms, but dependent as well on being protected from those who wish to dismantle it all.
In the end, if you are not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about.
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