posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 08:30 PM
originally posted by: LSU0408
The neighbor saw several different middle eastern men going in and out of that house for a couple of weeks, carrying packages, etc.
If the people living there were themselves of a middle-eastern race (or seemed to be) and/or Islamic (which they seemed to be) (I mean likely to
onlookers and neighbors), then why would the above seem suspicious? Wouldn't it be reasonable that if they had friends, they might be similar?
And what does "middle eastern men" mean -- did they have signs around their necks saying "I am not from California, I'm from Saudi" or something? I'm
thinking this person had reason to doubt her own doubt, and reason to hesitate on reporting it, even for that -- never mind the (as you've pointed
out) significant likely danger to herself if she had.
(The kid recently who was reported for carrying a ticking backpack into school. I found it odd the media did no history search. I am pretty sure he is
NOT the first kid ever to run into that -- the others just weren't Muslims. It wasn't victimization and racism until him -- it was reasonable concern
before then. I could be misremembering this but I don't think so.)
I agree that the obsessive driving attention to "not making anybody middle-eastern or Muslim feel bad" just because the vast majority of terrorists
(and all airplane terrorists) happen to officially be muslim (and usually middle eastern, though sometimes only in derivative race not nationality) is
creating a good deal of harm in the process of it trying to help.
I totally agree that our country has in the past had real problems with racism related to foreign enemies, like the Japanese during WWII for example.
I had some friends from Turkey who were muslims and lovely people.
But the obsessive PC thing to "proactively protect" all things muslim I think is causing a backlash-effect in a lot of the population. (Well, those
that aren't just taking up the media's group chant.)
SOME amount of reminder would seem reasonable: sure. Yeah, you're right, don't create racism, thanks. But eventually it's just totally overdone, and
one feels like going come on, if man hadn't learned to develop some "wariness" over patterns of recognition we wouldn't have survived even the
creatures of the past forests. Acting like SOME degree of this "pattern-recognition" is somehow inherently evil is nonsense, this is a survival trait
probably genetically wired into our species; we can be thoughtful and civilized enough to moderate it and mitigate it, but ignoring it altogether is
probably not wise.