Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The new racism

From The Washington Times:

Air marshals, pilots and security officials yesterday expressed concern that airline passengers and crews will be reluctant to report suspicious behavior aboard for fear of being called "racists," after several Muslim imams made that charge in a press conference Monday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Six imams, or Muslim holy men, accused a US Airways flight crew of inappropriately evicting them from a flight last week in Minneapolis after several passengers said the imams tried to intimidate them by loudly praying and moving around the airplane. The imams urged Congress to enact laws to prohibit ethnic and religious "profiling."

Federal air marshals and others yesterday urged passengers to remain vigilant to threats.

"The crew and passengers act as our additional eyes and ears on every flight," said a federal air marshal in Las Vegas, who asked that his name not be used. "If [crew and passengers] are afraid of reporting suspicious individuals out of fear of being labeled a racist or bigot, then terrorists will certainly use those fears to their advantage in future aviation attacks."

The charge of racism has become a convenient, and potent, club to bash sane people who object to insane things.

For example, if you object, in even the most microscopic way, to the agenda of a wretched and detestable race pimp like Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson then you are a racist.

If you object to flying with Muslims who are doing everything in their power to look like terrorists (short of openly carrying AK-47's and hand grenades) you are a racist.

If you want to reform the nation's welfare system to discourage multigenerational dependency you are a racist.

If you want to control our borders so that we know who is entering the nation and can turn away those we deem to be a threat to the lives of our citizens or those who have no useful contribution to make and would only become social parasites you are a racist.

I say that it is time and past time to stop letting the charge of racism have any effect upon us whatsoever. Fifty years ago a racist was someone who wore a white sheet and lynched innocent Black people. Today a racist is someone who doesn't want his nation to commit suicide.

The way racism is defined by the left today it is an honorable thing to be a racist.