An idiot's guide to support racial profiling.

We all have those people. The people who you haven't heard from in years, but still insist on sending funny jokes or angels with blessings or pictures of cute puppies or funny pictures of signs or great big (((((HUGS))))).

These are people who don't care to keep in touch with you in a real sense. Don't get to know your ideals. They are just hoping to keep in touch with you until they are engaged and can hit you up for a wedding gift. (I do think that this is the serious goal of about 75% of those who send endless forwards.)

So, a "friend" of mine from way back in the day sends me this forward. God knows she should have known better. Or maybe God doesn't, since he doesn't exsist (BURN!).

But yes. What follows is the reason that all Muslim Americans, or Muslims period I should say, should be hassled in all aspects of life. I'm sure that African-Americans and Japanese-Americans will agree, as the profiling that happened (happens?) to them is all worth while. Jap bastards, all wanting to take over.

I digress.

I'm trying to think what in the hell I should write back to this, because it certainly requires response.

Please help me craft one.

These stated facts are true - they've been at this for years !!! In addition to our enforcement farces, where are all the GOOD (?) Muslims in all this?

Please pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following multiple choice test. The events are actual cuts from past history. They actually happened!!! Do you remember?

1) 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by:
A. Superman
B. Jay Lenno
C. Harry Potter
D. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

2) In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:
A. Olga Corbett
B. Sitting Bull
C. Arnold Schwarzenegger
D. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

3) In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:
A. Lost Norwegians
B. Elvis
C. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
D. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

4) During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
A. John Dillinger
B. The King of Sweden
C. The Boy Scouts
D. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

5) In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
A. A pizza delivery boy
B. Pee Wee Herman
C. Geraldo Rivera
D. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

6) In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:
A. The Smurfs
B. Davy Jones
C. The Little Mermaid
D. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

7) In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:
A. Captain Kidd
B. Charles Lindberg
C. Mother Teresa
D. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

8) In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
A. Scooby Doo
B. The Tooth Fairy
C. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
D. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

9) In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
A. Richard Simmons
B. Grandma Moses
C. Michael Jordan
D. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

10) In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
A. Mr. Rogers
B. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill's women problems
C. The World Wrestling Federation
D. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

11) On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by:
A. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
B. The Supreme Court of Florida
C. Mr. Bean
D. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

12) In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
A. Enron
B. The Lutheran Church
C. The NFL
D. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

13) In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
A. Bonnie and Clyde
B. Captain Kangaroo
C. Billy Graham
D. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

Nope, I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people. They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the President's security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winning and former Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim Males between the ages 17 and 40 alone because of profiling.

Let's send this to as many people as we can so that the Gloria Aldreds and other dunder-headed attorneys along with Federal Justices that want to thwart common sense, feel doubly ashamed of themselves - if they have any such sense.

As the writer of the award winning story "Forrest Gump" so aptly put it,"Stupid is as stupid does.."

Come on people wake up!!! Keep this going.

person x at 8:10 PM

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at Monday, August 15, 2005 11:14:00 PM Blogger ID said...

Um, Lemme guess. D?

Well, I guess if those are TRUE, then....

Since African-American men ages 17-40 make up most of the US prison population, all unincarcerated African-American men belong in prison.

Since White American males between the ages of 17-40 make up the demographics profile of most serial killers, then any and all white American men 17-40 are serial killers.

I have a quiz as well...

Part A: Recent History

Who leveled the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Bldg. in Oklahoma City in the early 90's?

A. Chuck-E-Cheese
B. Bozo the Clown
C. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40
D. A crazy all-American Whiteboy named Tim McVeigh?

Who boarded a flight with a bomb in his shoe, only to forget how to strike a match?

A. Mighty Mouse
B. Tom (Or Jerry)
C. Speedy Gonzalez
D. Richard Reid, American White male?

Part B: Historical Analysis

Millions of Indians are systematically on this continent, land is taken, laws are thrown out the window, terror is used to gain advantage

A. Cheese
B. Typhoid
C. Ford Taurus
D. White People

Thousands upon thousands of African-Americans are lynched and the culprits "justified their hatred through an extremist interpretation of religious dogma."

A. The Broadway cast of "Wicked."
B. Jeff Bridges
C. Ron Jeremy
D. Klu Klux Klan, made up of, last time I checked, white people.


So, there you have it my white kindred. You want big bad terrorists to be afaid of? To justify your "Support our Troops" car magnets, and give you reason to shop at Wal-Mart and delcare yourself a proud American? You want the image of a bearded 17-40 year old muslim man to pin your hate and angst on? Not going to happen. You want to see a real terrorist? Study your family tree, read an American history book, hell, look in the mirror.

Think about what you are saying before you (the pot) are calling the kettle black, or musilm.

at Tuesday, August 16, 2005 8:03:00 AM Blogger annamaria said...

Yeah, I'm not going to waste my precious patience on this shit, but I do have a serious question about airport security: why the fuck do Americans think racial profiling is the answer? Is it just that we are so fucking pampered that the idea of waiting in line to get on a plane just pisses us (white people) off?

When I was in Amsterdam, I was *amazed* by the security at Schiphol Airport. After going through the initial screening at passport control, you're let into the terminal, only to go through *two* other security checkpoints. The first is a mini-interview with an armed guard, who asks all kinds of random questions to see if they can trip you up and give them a reason to detain you. The second is yet another metal detector/x-ray thingy before you are lead into a waiting room. And once you're in that little room, you can't get out until you board the plane. And the best part, even for an international flight, I only had to be at the airport 90 minutes before my flight. The whole security process took maybe 45 minutes.

And don't get me started with Italian airport security. At da Vinci there are carabinieri with machine guns everywhere, and fucking *tanks* on the runway!

Meanwhile Metro Airport has fucking zombies running the show, and only those people with a randomly placed "S" on their boarding pass are screened further than the normal (inadequate) screening process. Why not screen everyone?

at Tuesday, August 16, 2005 3:40:00 PM Blogger Kurt said...

Aaron Freeman had an excellent commentary yesterday on NPR discussing how we need to change our view of who is a terrorist compared to an idealist. He explains that, as a black male, he has always been a fan of Coalhouse Walker Junior, a leading character in the book Ragtime.
In light of recent terrorist acts against innocents, he is rethinking his views.
Idiots and unkind people come in every shape, color and sex. Probably best to add this person's name and e-mail address to the johnkerry.com web site or get him on the MoveOn.org mailing list.


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