24 TV Show Analogy
What a wonderful first 4 hours kicking off this years 24 TV show. Keifer Sutherland is much more intense and seems to have the country's weight on his shoulder hunting down terrorist to save LA from a nuclear threat.
Once of the points the show is making is a direct correlation to what's happening in America today. The president's sister operates an agency for a Muslims center and when the FBI demand to acquire the files on Muslims within her data base, she deletes every file. She does this under the premise that the government is infringing on ordinary good Muslim's rights. Forget about the fact that bombs are going off all over the LA, people are dying, being blown up on trains, etc.,... the government know it's a Muslim group doing this, and yet, she contends that Muslims have civil rights that are more important that the LA citizen's basic human right to live.
Of course there are good and bad Muslims, but that's not the issue here. It's the right of every American to be safe in their own home. Try this for a mental excesses. Every time racial profiling is brought up in attempt to protect a few people's civil rights over the human rights of others, inject this premise.
Exchange the Muslim center seen on 24 for the KKK center instead. Would the president's sister still have been defending the rights of the racist KKK? Remember, the KKK as I hear today, kill no one, and only believe that whites are superior to all others races, including mine, Italian.
The worst they do now, is act stupidly burning crosses in Black's yards. They've kill no one in the last 30 years that I've heard of, or beheaded anyone, but normally keep to their racist selves. Yet, they are treated and viewed much more vile than any enemy Muslim that is out to kill every single American that isn't Muslim.
The president's sister on the 24 TV show would have led the way to hand over those files, kicking down the door herself, helping to lock up every KKK suspect for the slightest infraction and not one agency, including the ACLU would have spoken out or done anything to stop them. Instead, the president's sister would have been seen as a hero fighting for justice, blah, blah. I'm definitely not defending the KKK, but pointing out the hypocrisy's here.
All we have to do to defeat the terrorist is to think of them as the KKK. If that was the case, there would be no argument about listening in to phone calls coming in from suspected KKK freedom fighters intent on killing every non KKK Americans.
Racial profiling is not only the right thing to do, but what good police work is all about. We're living in a politically correct world that is now totally upside down.
Another Mental Exercise
This situation is that 4 Black churches have been burned down in one small town. Seen by many town folk, are KKK looking skin heads in each of the vicinities of each church that has been destroyed. Later a car carrying white skin heads is observed late at night moving slowly in a black neighborhood close to a black church. Should the police stop their car just as a precaution or instead ignore the car and begin stopping black grandmothers in wheel chairs and frisk them instead? What are we doing at our airports now?
Racial profiling was first celebrated by the author of Sherlock Holmes. He used elementary deductions to solve crimes. Why can't our police agencies do the same? If we, as a people can tolerate how we're all subjected to at airports, then we should be able to allow the government to spy / listen in on suspected terrorist chatter coming from overseas, etc.